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    Galileo Dbq

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    He observes the stars and moons of Jupiter with telescope and soon realized that he can see stars that were not visible to the naked eye. In 1610, Galileo wrote Sidereus Nuncius where he showed his observations. Galileo first discovery was the moons. He discovered that the Moon's surface was not smooth. He wrote, "...it is seen that the Moon is most evidently not at all of an even, smooth and regular surface, as a great many people believe of it and of the other heavenly bodies, but on the contrary it is rough and unequal. In short it is shown to be such that sane reasoning cannot conclude otherwise than that it is full of prominences and cavities similar, but much larger, to the mountains and valleys spread over Earth's surface." (Galilei, 11). He observed the Moon surface was rough, not smooth and mountainous. He observed that the moons had surface similar to mountain and valleys. Galileo pointed his telescope…

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    “You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” Galileo Galilei made Mathematics and philosophy his profession, against his fathers thoughts that he should go into medicine. He emerged as the scientist who discovered four of jupiters moons. Without Galileo, we probably wouldn't have known that the speed an object falls is not proportional to its weight. Galileo was the oldest of Vincenzo Galileis children. He was sent to the university of piza to study…

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    his theory to be right. Sir Galileo abundant astronomical discoveries. The famous discovery that he made is the telescope, he came up with this discovery by hearing the invention of the telescope in Holland and his telescope is better than the telescope that they invented in Holland. Galileo Galilei made many astronomical discoveries. His discoveries are Callisto, Ganymede, Europa I, Rings of Saturn and Telescope. His astronomical discoveries made him. His most famous invention…

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    delayed going down about a full day”(BibleGateway). The literal interpretation of such biblical references provided the Church with evidence of Ptolemy’s theory. Any theory that asserts that the earth is not the center of the universe, would, in essence, go against God. The Catholic Church supported Ptolemy's theory because the theory coincided with their belief that God would logically want to place the home of all of his creations in the middle of all entities, viewing it as an immobile object…

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    theories" (The Trial of Galileo: An Account). He kept most of his thoughts to himself and a few friends. One of the friends he shared his discoveries with Kepler. He said to Kepler, “I have not dared until now to bring my reasons and refutations into the open, being warned by the fortunes of Copernicus himself, our master, who procured for himself immortal fame among a few but stepped down among the great crowd." Galileos discovery of the telescope helped to confirm his belief in the Copernican…

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    day instead of once a month. Although Galileo would later have trouble with the church, Copernicus found a way to work with them and the church even pushed Copernicus to publish his new system. At first Galileo favored the Ptolemaic system but would later decide to use the Copernican system in 1595. Galileo continued teaching at his University unnoticed until 1610 when he began to make changes to the Copernican system. In rapid succession Galileo discovered multiple things about the universe…

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    Galileo And Newton

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    motion. These laws seem to have been inspiration to Newton during his studies and his eventual works. Galileo helped to develop Newton’s first law, Kepler designed a basis of Newton’s second Law and Descartes’ first and third law helped form a basis for Newton’s laws. Galileo Galilee was an Italian Astronomer, Philosopher, Mathematician and Physicist. He was born in 1564 in Pisa, Italy and died in 1642 in Arcetri, Italy. During his life Galileo wrote many publications such as ‘Letter to…

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    Heliocentrism In Religion

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    Because of this, Galileo had to show he was allegient to the Church despite supporting Copernicus, but he still supported heliocentrism and wanted the scriptures to be in agreement with it by interpreting the Scriptures differently and using his evidence found from using his telescope. Galileo also wrote several books concerning the planets’ movements and sunspots such as the Sidereus Nuncius and Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Westman 11/3 ). These books show his support for…

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    discovering the existence of the spyglass, Galileo greatly improved its design, tripling its potential magnification, from 3x to 9x. (See picture 3) While the spyglass was originally intended for nautical functions, it wasn't long before curiosity drove Galileo to turn his telescope towards the night sky. Galileo would become the first person to see the craters of the moon, sunspots, the phases of venus, and according to recent studies on Galileo’s work, the discovery of Neptune almost 200 years…

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    Military Compass of Galileo Galilei”. Perhaps the greatest challenge Galileo faced as a scientist, however, was the inability to establish his researches in public. As an “...outstanding defender and developer of the Copernican system”, he was a scientist highly “...convinced of the correctness of the Copernican system, but had refrained from openly avowing this, settled down at Florence to continue his astronomical observations and his physical experiments”, for he knew that the rash…

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