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The Moons of Jupiter—Remembering Galileo and Arthur C. Clarke

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D Wayne Dworsky

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Could there be life on Europa?   A discussion of Galileo and Arthur C. Clarke tells all. Galileo’s discovery led to some of the most fascinating ideas ever to curdle the pages of science fiction and pave the way for a journey never imagined in our wildest dreams.  These and more are captured by the most celebrated sci-fi player of the cosmos,  Arthur C. Clarke and analyzed by one of the most curious minds of the Middle Ages, Galileo.  Scientists say, just follow the water.  And Europa has lots of it. Galileo reported  observing 4 moons of Jupiter through his newly discovered telescope in Sidereus Nuncius, publsihed in 1610.  See the other 56 moons discovered since.  Galileo put Jupiter on the map bigtime.

Join Melissa and me as we explore Galileo’s mind and search out the mysteries in Arthur C. Clark’s science fiction Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8 pm EST.