“You might have to travel a half a billion light years from the Milky Way, past many, many galaxies, to find another cosmological wall with a galaxy like ours.”
“Scientists do love a good story,” says Keas. “Turns out there are plenty of stories we shouldn’t believe.”
Dr. Keas explains, among things, the role that Venus with its phases, like those of our Moon, played in advancing astronomy into the modern age.
Brahe, a 16th-century Danish astronomer, sat on his astronomical research for years, rather than sharing it with Johannes Kepler, his assistant.
From May 22-31, the Center for Science & Culture is running a film festival. Today we feature a video hosted by historian of science Michael Keas.