View Full Version : Ep. 185: History of Astronomy, Part 3: The Renaissance

2010-May-28, 01:10 AM
Now we reach time with names that many of you will be familiar: Galileo, Kepler, Copernicus. This is an age when the biggest names in astronomy used the best tools of their time to completely rearrange their understanding of the Universe, putting the Earth where it belonged - merely orbiting the Sun, and not the center of everything.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/astronomycast/~4/iDIAQxIFfk8

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Lord Jubjub
2010-May-28, 02:34 AM
How to Pronounce Huygens (http://frank.harvard.edu/~paulh/misc/huygens.htm)

If you pronounced it "Hawkins", the Dutch would probably recognize the name.

2010-May-30, 10:31 PM
Don't feel bad about mispronouncing foreign names.
I hear horrible mutilations done to English words and names every day :)