Christopher Graney

Christopher Graney is a professor of physics at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, Kentucky. He is interested in the history of astronomy, especially of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He is the author of Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo (2015) and of Mathematical Disquisitions: The Booklet of Theses Immortalized by Galileo (2017) -- both books are published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Recent blog posts by this author

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun, the...