Museo Galileo
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Virtual Museum
Room VII
Galileo’s New World
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The Telescope: Observing and Measuring Astronomical Phenomena

The Telescope: Observing and Measuring Astronomical Phenomena

Although the first "spyglasses" were fabricated in Holland in the early 17th century, Galileo alone immediately realized their great astronomical potential. ...

(8 objects)

Galileo’s Instruments

Galileo’s Instruments

Galileo is justly famous for his revolutionary scientific theories, such as his concept of motion, a crucial element in confirming the Copernican structure ...

(8 objects)



Science of equilibrium

Science of equilibrium

From his earliest writings, Galileo expressed unconditional admiration for Archimedes, whose works he saw as a model of scientific rigor. Galileo systematically ...

(6 objects)

Science of motion

Science of motion

Throughout his scientific career, Galileo conducted research into the nature and laws of motion. This quest culminated in the formulation of a totally ...

(5 objects)



Galilean iconography and relics

Galilean iconography and relics

The relics exhibited at the Museo Galileo illustrate the celebration of Galileo as hero and martyr of science. On March 12, 1737, Galileo's remains were ...

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