JCTC Professor Presents Astronomy Fast Class at the Main Library

Christopher M. Graney, professor of physics and astronomy at Jefferson Community amp; Technical College, presented a Louisville Free Public Library Fast Class in conjunction with the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Kentuckiana on Sept. 21. The Fast Class titled You Would Not Have Stood with Galileo was an overview of the people, the events, and the science that led to the rejection of the heliocentric theory by Roman authorities 400 years ago in 1616.

Chris is the author of the 2015 book Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo. He is a regular blogger on The Vatican Observatory Foundation Blog. Over 80 people attended including students and faculty from JCTC.