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Historical Astronomers in Context

GALILEO 1564-1642 Galileo was extremely crucial to astronomy for many reasons. First of all, he was one of the first astronomers to fully utilize telescopes to observe the sky. As a result, his findings were based completely on his nightly observations – in a time where accepted published works were based largely on conjecture. Important […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 and died in 1642. His lifetime spanned an important period in human history as it covered both the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. During his lifetime the British East India Company was chartered and rose to prominence, and the Indian massacre of 1622 took place… Continue reading Continue reading

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a most galilean affair

Let’s talk about Galileo [February 15th, 1564 – January 8th, 1642]. Not only was he a champion of the Copernican heliocentric view of the cosmos; he also discovered four of Jupiter’s moons with his telescope – giving less and less credence to a critics of the heliocentric model because it showed that small objects could … Continue reading a most galilean affair Continue reading Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Vaccuum

The world’s largest vacuum is located at NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio. In this video, a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space to demonstrate the concept that objects will fall at…

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“Eppur si muove” … Maybe not

“And yet it moves.” Legend has it that these were the words whispered by Galileo after he recanted his claim that the Earth orbits the Sun before the Catholic Church at his trial in 1633. The Church had threatened his life if he did not, so this story shows a 70 year old man not willing to […] Continue reading Continue reading

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A Historical Time Frame of Galileo Galilei

Galileo was instrumental to the development of astronomy because he was the first to use a telescope and publish his findings. His findings proved the heliocentric over the geocentric model which was a pivotal change in astronomy. He was considered … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

The astronomer I choose is Galileo Galilei. Galileo was extremely important to astronomy for numerous reasons, but one of them is through his improvements to the telescope. Another reason he is extremely important to astronomy is through his observations with the telescope. Known as father of modern observational astronomy. The two historical events I choose […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born on December 27, 1571 and died on November 15, 1630. Galileo Galilei made multiple achievements. He has been called the father of modern observational astronomy and played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Galileo came up with the concept of heliocentrism which was viewed with much controversy […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

2. Galileo Galilei was an extremely important figure in astronomy. He was the first person to use a telescope to observe the sky and publish his results. He discovered the four satellites around Jupiter. The discovery of the moons showed…

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The “Dude” of Astronomy

Galileo Galilei (Feb 15, 1564 – Jan 18, 1642 ): is considered the Father of Astronomy. He also believed in a heliocentric universe and was forced to take back his beliefs. He also developed a telescope allowing him to view and observe planets more closely. He made major discoveries through this technology such as the… Continue reading Continue reading

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