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Galileo in Context

Galileo Galilei (15 February, 1564 – 8 January, 1642) was important to astronomy for quite a few reasons, so I’ll stick to the main points. To start with, he made major improvements to the design of the telescope through his study and application of optics, paving the way for his own and other’s astronomical observations.Continue reading “Galileo in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei Birth: February 15, 1564.  Death: January 8, 1642 Historical events: The most important historical event in Galileo’s life should be Renaissance, during which Italy was the center of the revolution. Galileo was a leading figure in the scientific revolution during Renaissance. In that period, many achievements were made in fields such as painting,Continue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei (February 15th, 1564 – January 8th, 1642) Galileo Galilei’s contribution to the field of astronomy is well known around the world. The Italian-born polymath initially focused on mathematics and physics, but his studies moved him to the telescope. Galileo learned about and improved upon the telescope, significantly increasing its power, which allowed himContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15th, 1564 and died on November 15th, 1630. Galileo, operating in a world of general ignorance surrounding the concepts of physics, is held as the father of modern physics. His early (and somewhat rough) discoveries in astronomy solidified the idea that the sun was the center of our universe—notContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei made many significant contributions to the field of astronomy studies. Primarily, he was able to offer new knowledge on laws of circular motion and inertia which served as a catalyst to the further studying of motion. Additionally, he utilized telescopic conformation in understanding the phases of Venus, analyzed sun spots, Saturn’s rings, andContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei: More Than a Fun Name to Say

Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564 (his birthday is tomorrow!) and died on January 8, 1642 (Wikipedia Contributors, 2021). Galileo was instrumental to the field of astronomy (and arguably one of the most iconic astronomers), with one of his most prominent contributions being the solidification of the Copernican view. Galileo… Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

My chosen historical astronomer is Galileo Galilei, an Italian astronomer known for developing the scientific method, improving the telescope, and living under house arrest. During Galilei’s life, in 1582, Pope Gregory XIII implemented the Gregorian calendar, the one we use today, to replace the previous Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar is slightly more accurate. TheContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei [February 15, 1564–January 8, 1642] was important to astronomy because his work “answered all three objections” to Copernicus’s view of the solar system. These three objections were (1) “that Earth could not be moving,” (2) that orbits had to be circular because the heavens are “perfect and unchanging,” and (3) that Earth cannotContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei Born: 2/15/1564 | Died: 1/8/1642 | Galileo Influence on Astronomy 1588: The Spanish Armada was defeated by Britain, which lessened Spain’s influence in the New World and increased English influence in the Americas. Britain also seized control of the Atlantic Ocean. 1620: The Mayflower Compact was signed. It was the first document toContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 and died on January 8, 1642. During his lifetime he made monumental contributions to the world of astronomy. He did not invent the telescope, but he made improvements to it and this allowed him to observe the universe, like no one had ever done. Some of the … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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