The father of modern day astronomy
- In 1618, three comets appear in the sky, triggering further controversy between Galileo and supports of Aristole
- In 1637, Galileo lost his eye sight due to an eye infection that he contracted
- In 1589, Galileo, age 25, is appointed professor of Mathmatics at Pisa University
- In 1593, Galileo began to investigate acceleration using an inclined plane
Impact on the world today
- Telescopes keep developing, from his original model, into bigger and better ones (Ex. Hubble Space telescope)
- Galileo left us with more knowledge that led us to more more knowledge about physics and mathematics
- Galileo gave us more knowledge about modern day medical fields
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