January 31, 2009

And it wasn't Galileo. Despite his innovative work, Harriot remains relatively unknown. Unlike Galileo, he did not publish his drawings. Unlike Galileo, Harriot is not being widely celebrated during 2009, dubbed the International Year of Astronomy as a commemoration of the telescope's 400th year. This has been another episode of Publish or Perish.
  • So why is the moon unhappy?
  • Because many many eons ago, it was spun out of Uranus.
  • OK, you kids, that's enough. Not funny. Now get to work or you're going to be doing another chapter in that science book. Next smart remark out of you, Mr. Roryk, and you can explain it to the vice-principle. Science is a subject worth serious study.