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The Scientific Odyssey

The Scientific Odyssey is a podcast exploration of scientific inquiry through it's history and philosophy.  New episodes weekly.

Jul 31, 2016

A continuation of the the biographies of Nicolas Copernicus and Georg Joachim Rheticus from the time of the two men's meeting through the end of Rheticus' life and the publication of his trigonometric tables.  Rheticus' work on the Narratio and the publication will be discussed as will the tragic outcomes of his career....

Jul 24, 2016

The first part of a biographical examination of the two men who started the Scientific Revolution, Nicolas Copernicus and Georg Joachim Rheticus.

Jul 17, 2016

In this episode we take a look at the scientific work of Nicolas Copernicus including the Commentariolus and On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.  We look at the foundational principles of Copernicus' Heliocentric System and how it explains the motions of the planets.

Jul 10, 2016

A more in-depth look at the lives of Georg Peuerbach, Johannes de Regio Monte (aka, Johanes Muller, aka Regiomontanus) and Cardinal Basilios Bessarion with a specific focus on the years between 1454 and 1476.  The development of the Epitome of the Almagest is discussed as is the role of astrology in late medieval and...

Jul 5, 2016

We take a look at NASA's JUNO Mission and the news of last night's successful orbital insertion as well as the science mission to come.