Philosophy 167: Class 11 - Part 10 - Cassini's Effort to Rebuild Observational Astronomy: Picard's Expedition to Hven, and Richer's Expedition to Cayenne.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-

2014-11-18

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  • Synopsis: Cassini set out to analyze Kepler's mechanics starting with new accurate observations, which takes 80 years.

    Opening line: "Once Cassini was there, remember, he had already decided in Bologna that Astronomy had to be built from the ground up."

    Duration: 14:09 minutes.

    Segment: Class 11, Part 10.
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