GALILEO GALILEI

EXPLORING OUR SOLOR SYSTEM - PRE 1900

"Our mighty Earth" Unit -sem1, 2015

By Victoria Emery
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DATE/S OF DISCOVERIES

1602- Galileo proves his theory of the pendulum. Which later lead to him discovering the pendulum clock.

1607- Galileo invented the Thermoscope

1609- He discovered the moons surface wasn't flat using his invention of the telescope.

1610- He discovered four satellites of Jupiter.

1915 - Galileo discoveries the sun is the centre of the solar system

1915-1906

Galileo makes many different observations about the solar system, using his new telescope.

  • The moon is an irregular, rough body, not smooth as scientists thought.
  • The Milky Way is composed of many stars.
  • Jupiter has many small satellites that he named, "Sidera Medicea," after his favorite pupil.
  • He made observations about Saturn, sunspots, and the phases of Venus.

Technologies used of the time

The main technology that Galileo used was the telescope.
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What contributions did they make to our knowledge and understanding of the solar system?

Galileo made a huge contribution to make our knowledge and understanding of the solar system. We know about the order of the planets. We know that the moon is not a smooth surface. We understand the way the solar system works. We also know about the milky way

because of Galileo's research and discoveries.

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