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  • 1. Galileo Galilei
    “Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science.”
    -Stephen Hawking
    Ariel Myers, Kristie Powers, Savanah Plancon
  • 2. Galileo’s Life..
    -Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564
    -Oldest of seven children
    -His father wanted his son to study medicine because there was more money in medicine.
    -At age eleven, Galileo was sent off to study in a Jesuit monastery.
  • 3. Education
    -After four years, Galileo told his father that he wanted to be a monk.
    -This was not exactly what father had in mind, so Galileo withdrew from the monastery.
    -In 1581, at the age of 17, he gave into his father’s wishes entered the University of Pisa to study medicine, as his father wished.
    -By 1585 he gave up his courses in medicine and left without completing a degree to become a mathematics teacher.
  • 4. His love for math.
    -Galileo began teaching math privately in Florence
    -Public appointments
    -Books and sharing his thoughts.
  • 5. Galileo's Observations
    -Galileo was one among the first scientists who questioned the ancient ideas and disproved them.
    -The discovery of isochronism
    -Two objects with different weights fall down at the same speed
  • 6. Galileo’s Inventions
    -Reasons for Inventing
    -1593: Thermometer
    -1597: Compass
    -1609: Telescope
    -1641: Pendulum Clock
  • 7. Astronomy
    -Galileo invented a telescope that had 3x the magnification then Hans Lippersney Invented in 1608.
    -With this telescope he could see magnified, upright images of earth.
    -First to report lunar mountains and craters, made the conclusion that the moon is rough and uneven just like Earth.
    -Also observed Venus, Milky way, and Saturn.
  • 8. Nothing New….?
    -Showing Planets were disks, not points of light
    -The great “cloud” the Milky way was composed of enormous numbers of starts that had not been shown before.
    -Planet Saturn had “ears” the rings of Saturn but his telescope wasn’t good enough to show them as more than extensions on either side of the planet.
    -Showing moon was not smooth.
  • 9. Church Controversy
    -It is commonly believed that the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for abandoning the geocentric (earth-at-the-center) view of the solar system for the heliocentric (sun-at-the-center) view.
    -He was sentenced to imprisonment, but that was later condemned to house arrest.
    -During this period, personal interpretation was a sensitive subject. In the early 1600s, the Church had just been through the Reformation experience, and one of the chief quarrels with Protestants was over individual interpretation of the Bible.
  • 10. Galileo: The Challenge Of Reason
  • 11. February 15, 1564 - January 8, 1642
    Galileo Galilei