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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 15
Science & Medicine 42

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 231: Galileo Galilei

May 2nd, 2011

Episode 263 of 465 episodes

It’s hard to imagine a more famous astronomer than Galileo Galilei. He’s widely recognized as the very first person to point a telescope at the skies and then study what he saw. Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter, the phases of Venus, and much more. But it was his controversial stance on the nature of the Solar System that brought him into conflict with the church.

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