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Galileo Galilei

The Father of Modern Science

Edi Leka

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of Galileo Galilei

Galileo uses his telescope to study the solar system.

His discoveries are published in Siderius Nuncius.

Siderius Nuncius means The Starry Messenger.
Galileo's Discoveries
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Galileo Galilei

How it all began...

Galileo began his education at the Camaldolese Monastery.

In 1581, he studied medicine at the University of Pisa

Galileo's timeline of Accomplishments
Galileo Galilei 1564-1642
*Born February 15th in 1564
*Raised in Pisa, Italy
*Parents were Vincenzo Galilei & Giulia Ammannati
*Family Moved to Florence, Italy in 1574
Galileo then dropped out of the university due to financial problems in 1585.
Galileo had a passion for physics and mathematics.
Galileo creates his first telescope. It could magnify 20x.

He gets his idea from other inventors around Europe that could magnify up to 3x.

He formulated the isochronism of the pendulum.

He applies his observations on pendulums into clocks.
Galileo invented the hydrostatic balance which was made to find the gravity of a gemstone.


Galileo faced a problem which included the position of oars on the ships.

He used the oars as levers and turned the water into support.

A year later, Galileo made it official. He put a patent on the model of his pump.

The pump raised water using one horse.

Most Famous Discoveries
Galileo invented a sector which was used to solve math problems.

The sector was also used for gunnery.

The moon's uneven surface
Discovered 4 moons revolving around Jupiter.
Galileo's Controversy
Discovered Venus' different phases.
Galileo found out that our solar system revolves around the sun. (heliocentric)
Galileo's discovery of the heliocentric universe went against the beliefs of the Catholic Church.
When Galileo published
Dialogues on the Two Chief World Systems
in 1632, the Pope ordered Galileo to face the Holy Office.
Galileo is put on trial in 1633 and forced to kneel while his sentence was being read. Galileo was urged to take back what he had written in his books.
Galileo passed away on January 8, 1642.
In 1992, Pope John Paul II expressed the resent he felt about how Galileo's discoveries were treated. He was then named "The Father of Modern Science".

By: Edi Leka
Guards! Arrest him for heresy!!

Galileo designs his velocity experiment, dropping objects off the leaning tower to prove Aristotle wrong. Aristotle's theory was that heavier objects fall faster than lighter objects.

& Daniel Thompson

When Galileo left the university, he began to experiment with pendulums.

He invented the hydrostatic balance.

The hydrostatic balance can weigh objects both in the water and in the air.
In 1593, Galileo invented the first thermoscope.

It showed the changes in temperature.

The thermoscope was a glass container filled with bulbs of different masses.

The lowest bulb showed the temperature.

Instead of being imprisoned, Galileo was put under house arrest. He later retired and was allowed to go back to his villa in Arcetri. During retirement, Galielo wrote his final book,
Discourses on the Two New Sciences.

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