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Galileo

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Galileo

You can see beyond the issues of the day, and you get your insights from looking at the night sky. Even though not everyone might welcome your point of view, you keep sharing your observations. One day … they will have to admit that you are right.

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, engineer, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance. Professor at Pisa and Padua. 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 physics", the "father of science", and "the father of modern science".

His observations of the heavens lead him to claim that all planets revolve around the sun. Until this it was believed, based on Plato, Aristotle, and Ptolemy, that the earth was the centre of the universe. This work brought him in conflict with the Roman Catholic Church. Galileo himself claimed to only show the genius of God’s work.

While under house arrest by the Church, Galileo managed to smuggle out the manuscript of this important book Discorsi e Dimostrazioni Matematiche, intorno a due nuove scienze (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems,). It was printed in Leiden in 1637.

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