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history

An astronomer called Cervantes

This article was originally published in Spanish  in the website of   Fundación madri+d. To access the original version, click here.The English translation was published in OpenMind, an interdisciplinary platform with bilingual articles in Spanish and English by te Fundación BBVA. ...

100 Years of Cosmic Ray, and the Contribution from Bandung

August this year 2012, the scientific community is celebrating the 100 years of 'cosmic ray' discovery. I will not give much on how it's discovered since already covered on other articles, such as this, this and this. Instead i only discuss ...

Hypatia of Alexandria

I have watched a very interesting movie last weekend: "Ágora", by the Spanish-Chilean director Alejandro Amenábar. It is a story about a very interesting character, the astronomer Hypatia, who live in the IV-V centuries, during the end of the Roman ...

400 Years of the Telescope: The Film on PBS!

Hello, If you live in the US or can watch PBS from your country, you should know that a film by Interstellar Studios to commemorate 400 Years of the Telescope is premiering this week. Here are the KQED and KQED Hi ...

Night talk under the starlight

"Nasir rolled over on his back, with my glasses, and began to study the stars, counting aloud first one group and then another; crying out with surprise at discovering little lights not noticed by his unaided eye. Auda set us ...

The immobility of the Earth, the condemnation of the copernican theory and the tribulations of Galileo

“…Give me the ships, with adapted sails to the heavenly wind; there will be fearless people , even if they face the immensity. And for those descendants who in short time will venture themselves by these ways we will ...

Small diversion.. Akhenathen

Hello, Reading my previous posts in this blog, I realize that you may have the feeling that my life is all about astronomy... it is mostly true especially right now (!), but I still have interest in other subjects than the ...