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Is there a center of the universe? - Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens

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It’s been a long road to the discovery that Earth is not the center of the Solar System, the Milky Way, or the universe; great thinkers from Aristotle to Bruno have grappled with it for millennia. But if we aren't at the center of the universe, what is? Marjee Chmiel and Trevor Owens discuss where we stand in the (very) big scheme of things.

In the video, most of the astronomers, scientists, and philosophers had ideas about the universe that we now know were not entirely correct. In what ways do you think ideas that have turned out to be “wrong” are valuable in developing our understanding of the universe?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Marjee Chmiel, Trevor Owens
  • Animator Qa'ed Mai
  • Narrator Michelle Snow

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