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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), often known mononymously as Galileo, was an 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 physics", the "father of science", and "the Father of Modern Science".

His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments. (from wikipedia.org)

Galileo Galilei

This film chronicles Galileo Galilei's life, featuring his works, scientific achievements and his struggle with Church authorities for the truth of the moving Earth.


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Galileo Galilei - wikipedia
Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642), often known mononymously as Galileo, was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution.
Galileo's Battle For The Heavens
This is a PBS NOVA documentary celebrating the story of the father of modern science and his struggle to get Church authorities to accept the truth of his astonishing discoveries.
400 Years of the Telescope
A lecture to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first use of a telescope to observe the heavens by Galileo Galilei in 1609.

e-Books
Galileo
Author: Walter W. Bryant. Subject: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Publisher: London, Society for promoting Christian knowledge. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
The life of Galileo Galilei, with illustrations of the advancement of experimental philosophy
Author: John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune, 1801-1851. Subject: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642); Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
The Private Life of Galileo
Author: Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642; Maria Celeste Galilei, 1600-1634; Mary Allan-Olney. Subject: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Publisher: Boston, Nichols and Noyes. Book Contributor: University of California Libraries.
Galileo, his life and work
Author: John Joseph Fahie, 1846-1934. Subject: Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Publisher: London Murray. Book Contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works
Author: Raymond J. Seeger. Subject: Astronomy; Physics; Science; History; Galileo; Papers. Language: English. Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei
Author: Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642; Johannes Kepler, 1571-1630; Edward Stafford Carlos. Subject: Astronomy. Publisher: London : Rivingtons. Book Contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Dialogues concerning Two New Sciences
Author: Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642. Subject: Mechanics; Physics - Early Works to 1800. Publisher: New York Macmillan. Book Contributor: Gerstein - University of Toronto.
Galileo and His Condemnation
Author: Ernest R. Hull, 1863-1952. Subject: Galileo Galilei, 1564-1642; Religion and science - Italy History 17th century. Publisher: London : Catholic Truth Society. Book contributor: Kelly - University of Toronto.