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GALILEO GALILEI
GALILEO GALILEI
Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy (1564 - 1642)
Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. His contributions to observational astronomy include the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter and the observation and analysis of sunspots.
 

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

Bigger telescopes
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Competing teams in the 1990s
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Dark energy
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

An expanding universe
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

Hubble and the Copernican revolution
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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