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GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
GIOVANNI DOMENICO CASSINI
Genoa, Italy (1625 - 1712)
Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian mathematician, astronomer, engineer, and astrologer. Cassini was an astronomer at the Panzano Observatory, from 1648 to 1669, professor of astronomy at the University of Bologna and became, in 1671, director of the Paris Observatory. Along with Robert Hooke, Cassini is given credit for the discovery of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (ca. 1665). Cassini was the first to observe four of Saturn's moons, which he called Sidera Lodoicea. Around 1690, Cassini was the first to observe differential rotation within Jupiter's atmosphere.
 

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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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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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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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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