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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei Birth: 15 February 1564 Death: 8 January 1642 Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and physicist. Galileo’s work supported the Copernican theory that the Sun was the center of the solar system, not the Earth. He was also heavily involved with telescopes; he built his own and saw that Venus also … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642) made great strides with astronomy with his telescope. He showed that many of the heavenly bodies were not perfect as many had thought them to be. He saw that the moon had craters and valleys in it and that the sun had little imperfections in it as … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei (Feb 15, 1564 – Jan 8, 1642) Historical Events During Galileo’s Lifetime: In 1607, Jamestown was founded, becoming the first permanent English colony established in the Americas. Jamestown was established by the Virginia Company of London and was a settlement in the Virginia Colony, which was chartered in 1606. Starting in the early … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo made many contributions to astronomical discovery. Though he was not the original inventor of the telescope, he was able to build his own for observation purposes. After experimenting a bit, Galileo was able to create a telescope that was more powerful than others at the time. Using his invention, he was able to make … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei: Born: February 15, 1564. Died January 8, 1642. 3a: In 1605, Jamestown, Virginia was established in the New World. It was the first permanent English colony on American mainland. In 1605, Don Quixote was published. Written by Miguel de Cervantes, it was the first modern novel and became a cultural and literary landmark. 3b: … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei made many important contributions to astronomy during his lifetime. He created his own increasingly powerful telescopes. He discovered that the Moon’s surface wasn’t smooth, as it had been previously thought. He observed four moons revolving around Jupiter. He discovered many more stars with his telescopic observations. He found that Venus has phases just … Continue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Figures in Context

Galileo Galilei (2/15/1564-1/8/1642) not only made numerous important discoveries, including Jupiter’s moons information about sunspots, and gravitational physics, but also was a champion of scientific truth in a time of a tyrannical and ignorant Church. Galileo was a proponent and improver of the Copernican (or heliocentric) solar system model and fought hard to have the … Continue reading Historical Figures in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo is the astronomer most responsible for toppling the geocentric theory of the universe with his scientific observations. Galileo used a telescope to prove that there were visible sunspots on the sun and craters on the moon, arguing that if these surfaces were imperfect then their orbits could be as well. He also discovered that … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei: Birth-February 15, 1564 , Death-January 8, 1642 Galileo provided a ton of insight into a lot of scientific concepts that we think of as fact today. In terms of motion, Galilei decided to question what Aristotle believed to be true, that heavier objects fall faster than lighter ones. Through his experiments with ramps … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 and he died in 1642. It’s crazy to think that history that appear to be in completely different contexts actually occurred at the same time. For example, during Galileo’s lifetime while he was revolutionizing asttronomy, Miguel de Cervantes was revolutionizing literature. His publication of Don Quijote de la Mancha … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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