In this episode of The Debrief, we look at the life and times of Johannes Hevelius, a 17th century astronomer and brewer from the city of Gdańsk whose works have just been added to the UNESCO heritage list.
Five Johannes Hevelius works, including Selenographia and Machina coelestis, have been included on the National List of the UNESCO 'Memory of the World' Programme.
In this episode of The Debrief, we speak to two astronomers helping to create the most detailed map ever of the universe.
Polish astronomers from the Mikolaj Kopernik University in Torun and the University of Warsaw have joined Europe's biggest network of coordinated astronomical research.
To locate the free-floating planet, a team of international astronomers led by those from the University of Warsaw’s OGLE team at the Astronomical Observatory used an astronomical phenomenon called gravitational microlensing.
The team from the University of Warsaw say their unique map, which was based on observing 2,400 stars less than 250 million years old, is more accurate than models currently in use.
Slamming those who criticised his theory as “babblers”, Copernicus, who was born 546 years ago today, didn’t suffer fools gladly.