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Astronomy & Space

Lecture/Seminar
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

For Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei was “the father of modern physics—indeed, of modern science altogether.” Astrophysicist Mario Livio examines Galileo’s monumental achievements in astronomy, mechanics, and the development of the scientific method.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

The 1970 Apollo 13 mission almost ended in tragedy when an explosion occurred on its way to a moon landing. Learn how a possible disaster was turned into a global rescue mission.