The Solar System has, for long, been studied first with the unaided eye followed by other instruments and tools. We have gathered enormous knowledge about the system as a whole, and about individual bodies such as planets, satellites, comets and dwarf planets to name a few. This far, the solar system comes out as an observable entity. Over the last four hundred years, however, our solar system has served as a testbed to verify physical theories – theories that have caused revolution in scientific thinking. This presentation discusses a few of those at a popular level.
About The Speaker:
H R Madhusudan has been working at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bengaluru since 1995. He is involved in planning, teaching and coordinating all the non-formal educational programmes addressing students and teachers at various levels. He is also part of the team that produces the planetarium sky theatre programmes for the public. He likes to read, understand and disseminate ideas.