Alan Agrawal on Galileo’s Telescopes & Observations | The Presidio
>> Want to see our Top Picks for this week instead?
Presidio Officers’ Club | 50 Moraga Ave, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Bay Area Science EventsPhoto | Via The Presidio Trust
In 1609 Galileo Galilei significantly improved the optical performance of the telescope and began a series of celestial observations that dramatically changed the understanding of the universe and the place in it. This talk will lay out the key developments in the history of science related to astronomy preceding Galileo, describing in detail what is known about the optics and construction of his telescopes.
Free but an RSVP is required.