Galileo Galilei

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Galileo first telescope

Galileo first telescope


How the mathematics professor Galileo became a passionate telescope builder and enthusiastic sky watcher Galileo Galilei was the first scientist to recognise the importance of the telescope for astronomy. He built several such instruments himself – compiling a shopping list of the requisite components on the back of a letter. These included artillery balls and Tripoli powder…


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Galileo works

Galileo works


Test vans of ESA and ThalesAleniaSpace Italy and Metro-2 aircraft belonging to NLR, The Netherlands; Maspalomas MEOLUT station, Canary Islands, Spain, and Experimental MEOLUT station, CNES, Toulouse (Click image to enlarge.) ESA Galileo IOV Test campaign authors, from left: Jörg Hahn, Stefano Binda, Edward Breeuwer, Roberto Prieto-Cerdeira, Marco Falcone, Alexander Mudrak…


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Galileo Galilei telescopes

Galileo Galilei telescopes


Galileo Galilei, Sunspot observations. Galileo Galilei 1612 Continued from page 1 Updated . In Venice on a holiday in 1609, Galileo Galilei heard rumors that a Dutch spectacle-maker had invented a device that made distant objects seem near at hand (at first called the spyglass and later renamed the telescope). A patent had been requested, but not yet granted, and the methods…


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Galileo Galilei Life

Galileo Galilei Life


1. Dates Dates Certain Lifespan: 78 2. Father Occupation: Musician, Merchant Vincenzio Galilei was descended from a Florentine patrician family. He himself was a distinguished musician. He was not an economic success. He died leaving his oldest son (Galileo) with heavy financial responsibilities but no assets. Financial stringency forced the father into commerce and made him…


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Achievements of Galileo Galilei

Achievements of Galileo Galilei


Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was a Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the father of modern observational astronomy , the father of modern…


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