at Seagrave Memorial Observatory
What is NASA’s latest estimate of habitable planets in our Milky Way Galaxy alone? Kepler himself, for whom NASA’s space telescope is named, said that Galileo owed the idea of other habitable worlds to Giordano Bruno, the subject of my talk. It took four hundred years for Bruno's idea to be on the verge of proof. My powerpoint slides tour Europe where Bruno lived and lectured, in Naples, Rome, Venice, Toulouse, Paris, London, Oxford, and six German cities. NASA now enlists online help to deal with the thousands of pages of data generated by the Hubble and especially the Kepler telescope--which perhaps should be named the Bruno.