Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com
With a poem by RS Thomas, Raptor.
"You have made God small,
setting him astride
a pipette or a retort
studying the bubbles..."
From the show:
On this day: 22nd June, 1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced to deny in public that the earth goes around the sun. By tradition, immediately afterwards he stamped his foot on the ground and said "eppur si muove": "nevertheless, it moves".
On this day: 22nd June, 1675 – King Charles II establishes the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, along with the post of Astronomer Royal.
Music to wake you up – Even Though I'm Leaving by Luke Combs
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