Galileo Galilei

The Italian astronomer, Mama mia!

Humble Beginnings

Galileo was born in the small town of Pisa, Italy on February, 15, 1564. The first of six children in his familia. he attended rigorous schooling and became a young master in physics and composing music. After many achievements in the scientific field, old Gal died on January 8, 1642

The Greatness

Considered to be "the father of modern astronomy" the Italian has had many accomplishments. Such as Improving the modern telescope, the conformation of "the phases of Venus" , and the discovery of the Galilean moons of Jupiter.

Challenges he faced

Of course as most scientists from Italy around his time period, The Catholic Church was impeding his progress in physics and astronomy. his Championing topic of Heliocentrism was very controversial at the time as well and not many scientist credited him.

"We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves."- Galileo Galilei

Fun Facts

Galileo's middle finger is on display in the History science museum in Florence. side fact - the finger is pointing toward Rome He remained a devout Catholic until his death. in 1992 when a spacecraft named after the astronomer was launched, the catholic church renounced Galileo of any wrong doings.