Galileo Master of Science Essay

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Galileo Master of Science Galileo is considered one of the best known scientists of his time; he was a teacher, astronomer, philosopher, and physicist and was known to be a major contributor to science during the scientific revolution. With all of his elaborate drawings and notes he has been called the father of modern science. Galileo's experimentation was an active process involved the investigating of causal relationships among variables. His studies in scientific experimentation would quickly become and forever remain a cornerstone of unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe. Galileo was born in Pisa Italy in 1564 and died in 1642. His schooling included going to the University of …show more content…
I really think his greatest achievement includes improving the (looking glass) or what we know as a telescope designed by Hans Lippershey. Galileo built on his works to create the refracting looking glass with around three times the magnification of the original; he later improved on this to make the looking glass with around thirty times the magnification. Prince Frederick Sesi of Venice was the first to use the term telescope to refer to Galileo’s new heavens gazing instrument. Later Kepler would improve even further on the design. He swapped the original lenses which were concave for a convex lens and adding a third which was a prism behind the eyepiece, Kepler’s new design now created not only a wider viewing angle, but also the ability to show those images a white screen. In modern times this would, aid in the invention of film projection systems and other focal equipment. But without the original modifications to the looking glass which were made by Galileo many things in the heavens would have gone unnoticed during his era. With the use of his newly designed looking glass, Galileo was able to observe the skies in a new way that had never been achieved by anyone else. He made observations of our moon but his biggest find was 4 objects surrounding Jupiter that behaved unlike any stars he had seen before, these four objects turned out to be Jupiter’s for largest satellite

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