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Historical Astronomers

1.A.Nicholas Copernicus | February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543Johannes Kepler | December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630Tycho Brahe | December 14, 1546 – October 24, 1601Galileo Galilei | February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642Isaac Newton | January 4, 1643 – March 31, 1727 (year often debated sincecalendars were in change at this […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo was born in Italy on February 15, 1564 and died in January of 1642 after several years on house arrest. However, conversations of his life’s work has spanned centuries. I have come to know him once again as I am in a class on Galileo and his trials. Within the conversations on modern day […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Galileo Galilei

The Astronomer Born in late 16th century Italy, Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642) went on to make fundamental contributions to STEM fields and laid the foundations for the scientific revolution. In the field of astronomy, he improved upon existing designs for the telescope. Galileo’s improvements made the tool much more powerful […] Continue reading

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Historical Figures in Context

Galileo Galilei, the father of modern science Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a famous Italian astronomer with significant contributions to physics, mathematics and astronomy, and was crowned the “father of modern science”. With his refined refracting telescopes, Galileo observed the Moon and deduced that our satellite was covered in mountains and craters, opposing the traditional view […] Continue reading

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Galileo and the Telescope

Galileo and the telescope have become synonymous over the ages. It’s difficult to think of one without also considering the other. But it was not Galileo who invented the telescope– although he was one of a few who revolutionized its use for astronomy. The telescope’s origins can be traced back to English philosopher Roger BaconContinue reading “Galileo and the Telescope” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

I chose to learn more about Galileo (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642). Two major historical events that happened during Galileo’s lifetime were: On May 14, 1607, when Galileo was around 43, the colony of Jamestown was founded in what is now Virginia. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America. In […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

My chosen astronomy is Galileo. He was born Feb 15, 1564 and died Jan 8, 1642. Galileo was important for astronomy because he published his work using telescopes to observe the night sky, discovered three of Jupiter’s moons, made detailed observations of our moon, observed the phases of Venus, described the Milky Way as being […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

2) Galileo (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642) was incredibly important to the progress and history of astronomy. He carried on the work done by Kepler in helping prove that the Copernican heliocentric model of our solar system was correct rather than the Aristotelian geocentric. He did this by disproving many of the objectionsContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context (Galileo Galilei)

Galileo Galilei Born February 15, 1564  Died January 8, 1642  2. Galileo Galilei has been called the father of observational astronomy, modern physics, the scientific method, and modern science itself. He was influential in the field of astronomy due to his contributions which included telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, observation of satellites around …

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer who lived from February 15, 1564, to January 8, 1642. He made significant contributions to the field through his telescopic observations. Galileo learned of telescopes, a newly invented device at the time, and … Continue reading

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