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CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
The Hague, Netherlands (/1629/ - /1695/)
Using the Paris Observatory (completed in 1672), Christiaan Huygens made further astronomical observations. In 1684 he published Astroscopia Compendiaria which presented his new aerial (tubeless) telescope.
 

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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Geoff Chester

Establishment of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

Discovery of Phobos and Deimos
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

Timekeeping at the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Geoff Chester

Use of the US Naval Observatory
Geoff Chester - US Naval Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Aristotle to Galileo: changing views of physics
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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