The Scientific Odyssey
About This Show
An examination of scientific inquiry through a discussion of the history and philosophy of the scientific endeavor and the people who have participated in it.
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Episode 3.39: Harlow Shapley and Finding Our Place in the Galaxy
In 1914, Harlow Shapley moved to work at the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Over the course of five years, using the 60 inch reflector there, he observed the 75 visible globular clusters and developed a whole new model of the Milky Way Galaxy and our place in it.
Rated 5 out of
I discovered this podcast about a month ago. I started listening at the first episode and am working my way through them in order. It is very well done and very well-researched. I love this sort of thing. It is reminiscent of Steven Weinberg's book "To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science" (2015), and of the BBC 3 part Documentary "The Key to the Cosmos - Atom" hosted by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, which is available on YouTube.
My one complaint... the music at the beginning and end of each episode is too loud compared to the rest of the episode. I listen to these with earbuds, and I have to turn down the volume at the beginning and end of each episode so my eardrums aren't blasted away.
Other than that, great work Professor Davies! Keep it up!
Date published: 2016-06-17