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  • Scientific Community Of Galileo's Time
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    THE SCIENCE OF GALILEO The play Life of Galileo is considered a masterpiece and one of the most relevant plays of the 20th century. It addresses the social and political problems of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Brecht's play has at its thematic core the repression of individual freedom, contrasting the antagonistic worlds of Galileo's inner, insatiable drive for discovery with the brutally efficient tyranny of the Church-as-state which marches in sync with the chilling machinery of th...
  • Galileo's Third Year At Pisa
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    GALILEO Galileo (1564-1642) was an Italian astronomer and physicist whose discoveries in mechanics and astronomy contribute greatly to the progression of Science. He started his Science career at the University of Pisa where he studied to be a physician. Galileo made his first important discovery while still studying in Pisa when he was only 19, it was when he was in the cathedral observing the swinging action of the hanging lamps, he wondered if the duration of their swings was always the same ...
  • Galileos Writings The Authority Of The Church
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    Wanting people to know that there was a double fault in the conflict between Galileo and the Church Father Langford writes an account of the facts in Galileo, Science and the Church. Langford shows in the before mentioned book that in the beginning of the sixteenth century the geocentric view was accepted in majority by theologians and scientists alike, but by the end of the century scientific ideas started to emerge that were different. Theologians also started to speak of differences in belief...
  • Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei
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    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was born at 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 manifested his ability to learn both mathematical and mechanical types of things, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies which promised no substantial return, steered him toward some sort of medical profession. But this had no effect on Galileo. During...
  • Galileo's Scientific Revolution Against The Church The
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    Galileo's Scientific Revolution Against the Church The scientific revolution was not only a challenge to a government but was also a challenge to a deeply rooted religion. The Church, having been influenced by Greek philosophers, viewed the world as a creation by God, complete with lawfulness, regularity and beauty. In the seventeenth century Galileo Galilei peered into the heavens with the newly invented telescope that changed humanity's view of itself, nature and God. Galileo discovered the mo...
  • University Of Pisa Galileo
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    Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 to Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia d egli Amman nati in Pisa, Italy. His father, Vincenzo, was a musician. Galileo was the first of six children (though some people believe seven). His family was not rich but they were of nobility. His family moved to Florence in the early 1570's. Galileo never married but he did have a brief relationship with Marina Gamba. He met her on one of his trips to Venice. She lived with Galileo and bore three children to him. H...
  • Galileo's Continuous Battle With The Church
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    The Battle For Truth Throughout the course of history, from era to era, mankind has been on a continuous attempt to perpetuate what they perceive as the truth; and in doing so, embark on a quest to find their true identity and place in life. One must realize that the common theme in all literature is the search for identity and belonging. Bert olt Brecht, author of 'The Life of Galileo,' effectively uses the developing character Galileo Galilei to portray a strong message; a message which five h...
  • Galileo's Theory About Motion Of Earth
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    Galileo Galilei was one of the greatest astronomer and mathematician of the seventeenth century. His support of support of Copernican cosmology against the Church's strong opposition and his development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career. He struggled brutally for freedom from the higher authority because of unable to resist his appetite for scientific investigation. However, Galileo's science and career did not get him an...
  • Galileo's Theories
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    Galileo Galilei was an astronomer and mathematician, he was, a man ahead of his time. Galileo discovered the law of uniformly accelerated motion towards the Earth, the parabolic path of projectiles, and the law that all bodies have weight. Among his other accomplishments was the improvement of the refracting telescope in 1610 and his advocacy of the Copernican theory which brought him into a conflict of ideas and truths between himself and the Inquisition. He was condemned by the church whose th...
  • Discovery Galileo
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    'Galileo was that guy who invented the telescope. ' This is what most people say when they think about Galileo. However, Galileo did not even invent the telescope; he only made improvements to it so it could be used for astronomy. Galileo did use it to make many important discoveries about astronomy, though; many of these discoveries helped to prove that the sun was the center of the galaxy. Galileo also made many important contributions to Physics; he discovered that the path of a projectile wa...
  • Discoveries And Experiments Of Galileo Galilei
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    Galileo Galilei The paper which I will be writing will discuss the life, discoveries, and the modern impact of the scientific accomplishments of Galileo Galilei. Born in Pisa, Italy in 1564, Galileo entered Pisa University as a medical student in 1581 and became professor of mathematics at Padua. An astronomer and mathematician, Galileo was, unfortunately for himself, a man ahead of his time. Galileo discovered the law of uniformly accelerated motion towards the Earth, the parabolic path of proj...
  • Galileo
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    Galileo Galilee Galileo Galilee was a pioneer of the modern physics and astronomy who was born on February 15, 1564 near Pisa, Italy. An Italian astronomer, he was the one who invented the telescope and discovered many undiscovered realms of the space. He was one of the few that challenge the idea of the earth not being at the center of the galaxy. His discovery of sunspots, lunar mountains and valleys and the satellites of Jupiter formed the basis of the modern astronomy. That is why I believed...
  • Jupiter The Galileo Mission
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    The NASA Galileo mission's main objective was to study Jupiter, its moons and it magnetosphere. It planned to accomplish this via two spacecraft, an atmospheric orbiter and a probe that would be released from the orbiter upon arrival. Launched on October 18, 1989 from Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft pair reached Jupiter in December 1995. During its journey to Jupiter it was the first mission to complete a close asteroid flyby - on asteroid Gaspra - and to discover the satellite of an asteroid - I...

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