Father of Modern Astronomy
- Found evidence of moons around Jupiter, mountains on the moon, and a large amount of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
- Created a 40x Powered telescope.
- Had a reputation with mathematics & physics that gained him a teaching post at the University of Pisa
- Found evidence that Earth isn't the center of the Universe, but that the Earth orbits the Sun.
Galileo's Impact on Today
- Invented a higher powered telescope that would lead the way for even more powerful telescopes.
- Galileo wrote Dicouses & The Dialog which after his death paved the path for many other scientific studies
- Created the first Thermometer
- Declares himself as a Copernican
- Galileo remained a devout Catholic until his death, but he never married the mother of his three children.
- He didn't invent the telescope, either—he got the idea from a Dutch spectacles maker who had invented a spyglass. (He was the first to use a telescope to formally observe the sky, though.)