May 28, 2020

Review: A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel.

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Behind every great scientific mind is a good publicist. This week, we look at one of the greatest, Nicholas Copernicus and the revolution in heliocentric thinking that sparked the Renaissance movement that became modern astronomy. The life and turbulent times of Copernicus is elegantly laid out in Dava Sobels new book, A More Perfect Heaven, How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos out from Walker & Company Books. [Read more...]

Review: Agora

This week, I thought Id give a quick Astroguyz shout-out to a historical astronomy movie that recently graced our Netflix inbox. Agora tells the tale of the astronomer and mathematician Hypatia and the last days of the library of Alexandria. The movie quietly came and went earlier this year, but it tells a tale that’s as timely as ever.

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