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    The Exceptional Astronomical Discoveries of the Ancient Greeks

    Fri at 07:00 PM Open to Public

    7:00-7:30 p.m. - Virtual Lecture7:30-9:00 p.m. - Virtual Panel Q&A and Discussion Far surpassing all other ancient civilizations, the Greeks used the scientific method to discover Earth's shape, measure its circumference, calculate the size and distance of the Moon, and debate whether Earth orbits the Sun. I will tell the story of this remarkable civilization, discuss how they learned about the cosmos, and summarize the pivotal role their achievements played in kickstarting the ... more