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It took centuries of searching, years of waiting, months of observing and weeks of calculating. For the very first time in human history a group of scientists looks at a map: the first map of our Galaxy, our Island in the Universe.
These scientists are some of the top Dutch astronomers. And the map is the result of an extraordinary prediction, cutting-edge technological development and a lot of persistence.
Spiral Galaxy, the Milky Way unraveled, highlights the
huge contribution of Dutch scientists between 1886 and 1955 to a new
view of our Universe. A view where man, Earth and Sun are no longer
at the centre of everything.