[2014] alexander taylor: Galilaio Galilei

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[2014] alexander taylor: Galilaio Galilei

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Galileo Galilei

His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.

was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution

is achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy

1564-1642


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