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Transcript of Galileo galilei
Born on February 15, 1564
Born in Pisa, Italy
The oldest of 7 children
At age eleven, Galileo was sent off to study in a Jesuit monastery
Support of the heliocentric system
Galileo wrote a book supporting and defending the theory
A decree was issued by the church stating the system was false
Traveled to Rome to make his appeal
Was put on trial for heresy and was found guilty
Was forbidden to publish any other work supporting his theory
Put on house arrest
Inventions and discoveries
Invented the thermometer
Modified the early telescope
Built a compass used for aiming cannonballs
Built a pendulum clock
Discovered that the moon's surface was rough and uneven
Studied the tides on Earth and comets as well as other celestial objects.
Studied the motion of falling bodies
Galileo Galilei is most known for introducing the world to modern science with his many discoveries, experiments, and theories. He may have been one of the most important figures during the Renaissance because of his revolutionary contributions to the field of astronomy.
Was never married
Had two daughters and a son; Virginia, Livia, and Vincenzio
Daughters became nuns
His brother, Michelangelo, was a well known composer
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1. Towards the end of his life, he was completely blind
2. His middle finger of his right hand is currently in a museum in Italy
3. There is a play called "Life of Galileo" that was on Broadway
4. While he believed in Copernicus' theory, he did not believe in Kepler's theory that the moon caused the tides
5. The song "Galileo" is the biggest hit off the folk group, "Indigo Girls". It's about reincarnation through the lens of the story of Galileo's role in scientific revolution.
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6. Even though he fought against the Church, his two daughters were sent to a Convent in Arcetri
7. He was an accomplished musician, he learned from his father Vincenzo Galilei
8. Galileo was arrested
9. He did not invent the telescope, however, he improved it
10. He invented the first thermometer.
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Galileo with his telescope
Heliocentric Model vs Geocentric Model