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NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
Poland (1473 - 1543)
Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.
 

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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Kathryn Flanagan

Bruno Rossi: My astronomical hero
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I have to say that many of us in astronomy were begotten by mentors.

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Kathryn Flanagan

Asking the fundamental questions in astronomy
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I truthfully think that the questions that drive us to build a great observatory such as the James Webb Space Telescope, are the fundamental questions that you ask yourself when you sit on a hillside and look into the sky.

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Kathryn Flanagan

Galileo and the JWST
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I’d like to think that we’d be smart enough to hire Galileo into the project and I’m almost positive that Galileo would be smart enough to join the team.

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Kathryn Flanagan

IYA greeting
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

I would like to say, to those of you who have great dreams, write them down because I think you will meet them. I think they will be greeting you in 10 or 20 years.

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Kathryn Flanagan

An introduction to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Kathryn Flanagan - James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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