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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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Alexei Filippenko

Overthrowing hypotheses in astronomy
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Measuring supernovae
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Using supernovae to find distances
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Measuring redshift
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

An example of a one-dimensional universe
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Slipher, Leavitt and Hubble
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

What is redshift?
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

IYA greeting (Russian)
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Scott Fisher

Dark Energy
Scott Fisher - Gemini North

In the last few years, dark energy, dark matter have come into play and we realized that the universe is extending at a greater rate than we thought.

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Scott Fisher

Exosolar planetary search
Scott Fisher - Gemini North

There’s something extraordinary going on right now and all of us that are alive right now are going to be the generation that was alive when we first discovered planets outside of our own solar system and that is as big of a discovery that I can sort of wrap my head around.

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