Role Model: Galileo Galilei

by Gaquashae Green: 5th Period AVID

Birth Date/Place of Birth

Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 and died on January 8, 1642. He was born in Pisa, Italy and his life was taken in Arcetri, Florence, Italy.

Obstacles and Challenges

One of the challenges Galileo had were is that he was forbidden by the pope to treat Copernican heliocentric system as anything other than hypothetical because he didn't want anything else to challenge the system that the church used for years. Galileo was unable to conduct his theory because nobody believed that there were tides of proof that the Earth is in motion.

His Accomplishments

The Impact

Galileo Galilei impacted the world on Astronomy with the improvement of the telescope. He built it to help us discover and learned about the solar system, the composition and different kinds of moons, and the Milky Way Galaxy.

Interesting Facts

  1. In 1638 Galileo went blind know one know how but after this predicament he still went to continue his work and built a pendulum clock called Galileo escapement.
  2. Everyone thought that his work was correct but some of it wasn't. For example the theory of Kepler was the one he disagreed with explaining that the moon caused the Earth's tides and believed they were down to the rotation of Earth and orbit of the Sun.
  3. He discovered the Jovian moons: Io, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.
  4. Galileo was an accomplished lutenist, learning from his father, Vincenzo Galilei, who was a composer and music theorist.
  5. The middle finger of Galileo’s right hand has been exhibited at the Museo Galileo in Florence, Italy. The finger was removed 95 years after his death.