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ARISTARCHUS
ARISTARCHUS
Samos, Grecia (//310 BC - //ca. 230 BC)
Aristarchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He was the first person to present an explicit argument for a heliocentric model of the solar system, placing the Sun, not the Earth, at the center of the known universe (hence he is sometimes known as the "Greek Copernicus").
 

Enjoy these insightful and educational video clips drawn from over 70 hours of interviews with the world's leading figures in astronomy, shot during the filming of 400 Years of the Telescope.

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Christophe Dumas

Introduction to the Very Large Telescope (VLT)
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

IYA Greeting (Franšais)
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

IYA Greeting
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Searching for extrasolar planets
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

VLT description
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Why I became an astronomer
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Why I became an astronomer (Franšais)
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Alexei Filippenko

The 2D balloon
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

The 1990s and accelerated expansion
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

My astronomical hero
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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