Astronomy Department Celebrates Galileo Anniversary With Public Stargazing Events
|Columbia gives local community a glimpse of the night sky from telescopes on campus and in the streets of Harlem. (2:30)|
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first time Galileo peered through a telescope at the night sky. Columbia’s astronomy department is celebrating this anniversary, dubbed The International Year of Astronomy 2009 by UNESCO and the International Astronomical Union, with a series of public lectures, stargazing events and science demonstrations.
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