Museo Galileo
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Galileo and the measurement of time
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The Motion of Bodies: Time, Distances and Trajectories

The Motion of Bodies: Time, Distances and Trajectories

The itinerary starts with two planetariums illustrating ancient concepts of cosmology. Galileo openly rejected these concepts, especially after his sensational ...

(8 objects)

Time and Space

Time and Space

Basically, longitude is calculated by measuring time and observing astronomical phenomena. Galileo tried to solve this problem by observing the motion ...

(7 objects)


Ancient mechanical clocks

Ancient mechanical clocks

Five ancient turret clocks with verge or anchor escapements and pendulum regulator are displayed here.One of the great masterpieces of Renaissance mechanical ...

(6 objects)

Solar Time

Solar Time

Since antiquity, the apparent motion of the Sun has been observed by means of sundials, designed to measure the passage of time over the span of the day ...

(2 objects)