The Galileo celebrations in Florence vary from the construction of monuments to the systematic collection of materials of historical and archival interest. The Tribuna was inaugurated in to honor the third Congress of Italian Scientists. The work consists of a rich array of frescoes and bas-reliefs portraying instruments, scientific discoveries and the scientists that made them possible. In these instruments, including the only two surviving telescopes that Galileo constructed personally, were transferred to the Museum of the History of Science, founded through the initiative of the Univeristy of Florence.
Galileo Galilei is known as the father of observational astronomy. His theories about the movement of the Earth around the sun and his experiments testing principles of physics are the basis of modern astronomy. His theories about the movement of the Earth around the sun and his experiments testing physics principles is the basis of modern astronomy. Sound familiar? Mario Livio is an astrophysicist and author of the new book called Galileo and the Science Deniers. Welcome back, Mario.
Galileo Galilei is considered the father of modern science and made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, cosmology, mathematics and philosophy. Galileo invented an improved telescope that let him observe and describe the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots and the rugged lunar surface. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa in , the first of six children of Vincenzo Galilei, a musician and scholar. In he entered the University of Pisa at age 16 to study medicine, but was soon sidetracked by mathematics. He left without finishing his degree yes, Galileo was a college dropout!
Four centuries ago, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei put his liberty and life on the line to convince the religious establishment that the Copernican model of the solar system—in which the Earth and the other planets revolved around the sun—represented physical reality. Following his own observations and the findings by other astronomers, no one could really argue anymore that what one saw through the telescope was an optical illusion, and not a faithful reproduction of the world. Galileo Galilei before members of the Holy Office in the Vatican in