Galileo Galilei

Emily Ramos&Marian Gutierrez

Galileo Galilei was a clever scientist who demonstrated that the planets revolved around the sun and discovered many wonderful instruments like the military compass and the thermoscope.....Galileo was most knows as ”The Father of observational astronomy".

Considered the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, cosmology, mathematics and philosophy. He 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. His flair for self-promotion earned him powerful friends among Italy’s ruling elite and enemies among the Catholic Church’s leaders. His advocacy of a heliocentric universe brought him before religious authorities in 1616 and again in 1633, when he was forced to recant and placed under house arrest for the rest of his life.

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Galileo Galilei Biography