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Astronomy and thought

Astronomy and thought

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How does astronomy influence our way of seeing the world? Surely, much more than we think. One day, we discovered that Earth was not the center of the Cosmos and was a blow to human vanity.

Astronomical clocks
Prague clock
Armillary sphere
Copernican Revolution
Einstein's clock
Message from Arecibo
Earth from Luna
Quantum physics
Panoramic from the ISS
CERN Collider
End of the ferry
Lyon clock
Venice clock
Munster clock
Hawking and the Higgs boson

With Newton, the Universe was a perfect clockwork mechanism. Einstein believed that God did not play dice, but Quantum brought chaos and parallel universes. There is an old saying: "When we thought we knew everything, the Universe changed our questions."

Astronomy and the evolution of thought