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Celebrating The Investigators Of The Heavens

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Four hundred years ago, after Galileo heard rumors that lenses in a tube could bring the planets and the surface of the moon into focus, he made detailed observations with a telescope and laid the groundwork for the scientific method. He also brought on himself the wrath of the greatest power in Europe, the Catholic Church, which called his analysis heretical. In a new biography, astrophysicist Mario Livio compares Galileo’s critics to those who today deny climate change ...or the science behind the coronavirus. Plus, why the Hubble Space Telescope is still producing amazing science, 30 years after it was launched.

For information on Livio's event on 5.6.20 at the Ivy Bookshop, visit this link.

For events celebrating Hubble's 30th anniversary, visit this link on Facebook or the Hubble website.

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