Galileo: Astronomy and Br

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In this project I will be explaining about Galileo's life & what he contributed to our world. If you never actually knew exactly who was Galileo, then you should really read this project. In brief he was a great person who lived during the renaissance, and was a great follower of Copernicus. He was mostly an astronomer. Have you ever wondered when looking from a telescope, knowing that it was invented during the renaissance, who invented such a great thing at that time, think about it, what a great invention, I mean in that time to be able to see the stars which are so far away was something extremely amazing, today you think "wow, big deal" but at that time it really was a "big deal"!!!

I hope that I will learn a lot from this project.

Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa on the 18th of February in 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, belonged to a noble family and had gained some distinction as a musician and a mathematician. At an early age, Galileo wanted to learn both mathematical and mechanical types of things, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies, which promised no important return, steered him toward some sort of medical profession. But this had no effect on Galileo. During his youth he was allowed to follow the path that he wished to.

Although in the popular mind Galileo is remembered chiefly as an astronomer, however, the science of mechanics and dynamics pretty much owe their existence to his findings. Before he was twenty, observation of the swinging lamp in the cathedral of Pisa led him to the discovery of the isochronism of the pendulum, which theory he took advantage of fifty years later in the construction of an astronomical clock. In 1588, an essay on the center of gravity in solids achieved for him the title of the "Archimedes" of his time, and secured him a teaching spot in the University of Pisa. During the years immediately following, taking advantage of the celebrated leaning tower, he laid the...
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