Galileo, the first recognisably modern scientist, combined a new technology with observation and theory to change the way we see the Universe. He used striking images to promote his discoveries of previously unseen phenomena to a wide audience. This talk extends the tradition, showing how modern technology continues to reveal a Universe more mysterious and beautiful than Galileo could have ever imagined. Professor David Malin of the Anglo-Australian Observatory and RMIT University outlines Galileo’s main discoveries and links them to modern observations.
David also launched the exhibition of a collection of winning images taken by amateur astronomers and photographers from around Australia in the prestigious David Malin Photography Award.
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Professor David Malin presents Galileo’s Legacy