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  Galileo Galilei: Tutte le informazioni su Galileo Galilei su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo Galilei (Pisa, 15 febbraio 1564 - Firenze, 8 gennaio 1642) è stato uno dei più grandi scienziati italiani.
Galileo, pur costretto per motivi economici a impartire lezioni private, cerca di farsi conoscere nel mondo accademico diffondendo, privatamente, i suoi scritti e partecipando attivamente alla vita culturale del suo tempo con lezioni e conferenze pubbliche.
Da ragazzo, a Pisa, mentre serviva messa, Galileo notò che le oscillazioni del lampadario della cattedrale seguivano una legge periodica, intuendone così l'isocronismo: da qui l'idea di costruire il suo primo strumento: il pendolo.
www.encyclopedia.it /g/ga/galileo_galilei.html   (3201 words)

 Galileo Galilei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, the son of Vincenzo Galilei, a mathematician and musician.
Galileo was defended on the spot by a Benedictine abbot, Benedetto Castelli, who was also a professor of mathematics and a former student of Galileo's.
Galileo was never convicted of heresy; even in the second trial, he was only 'vehemently suspected of heresy.' Instead, he was punished at the second trial for having disobeyed what was believed to be a valid injunction not to discuss Copernicanism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Galileo_Galilei   (5471 words)

 The Galileo Project | Chronology | Galileo Timeline
Galileo is baptized in the baptistry of the cathedral of Pisa.
Galileo attacks the problem of determining longitude at sea by means of eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter.
Galileo sends a proposal to the States General of the Netherlands for determining longitude at sea using eclipses of the satellites of Jupiter.
galileo.rice.edu /chron/galileo.html   (4075 words)

Galileo, in consequence of this and other troubles, found it prudent to quit Pisa and betake himself to Florence, the original home of his family.
The direct services which Galileo rendered to astronomy are virtually summed up in his telescopic discoveries, which, brilliant and important as they were, contributed little or nothing to the theoretical perfection of the science, and were sure to be made by any careful observer provided with a telescope.
Galileo seems, says von Gebler, to have treated the decree of the Inquisition pretty coolly, speaking with satisfaction of the trifling changes prescribed in the work of Copernicus.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06342b.htm   (3170 words)

 Galileo: The Telescope & The Laws of Dynamics
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was a pivotal figure in the development of modern astronomy, both because of his contributions directly to astronomy, and because of his work in physics and its relation to astronomy.
Galileo did not invent the telescope (Dutch spectacle makers receive that credit), but he was the first to use the telescope to study the heavens systematically.
Perhaps Galileo's greatest contribution to physics was his formulation of the concept of inertia: an object in a state of motion possesses an ``inertia'' that causes it to remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/history/galileo.html   (1387 words)

 Galileo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Galileo soon became known through his invention of a hydrostatic balance and his treatise on the center of gravity of solid bodies.
He found that bodies do not fall with velocities proportional to their weights, but he did not arrive at the correct conclusion (that the velocity is proportional to time and independent of both weight and density) until perhaps 20 years later.
However, Galileo did find that the path of a projectile is a parabola, and he is credited with conclusions foreshadowing Newton’s laws of motion.
www.bartleby.com /65/ga/Galileo.html   (877 words)

 Galileo Biography
Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 at Pisa.
As a result of inspecting Galileo's letter, in February 1616, it was agreed by the Inquisition that 1) the immobility of the Sun at the centre of the universe was absurd in philosophy and formally heretical, and that 2) the mobility of Earth was absurd in philosophy and at least erroneous in theology.
In defence, Galileo secured from Bellarmino a letter stating that this was not the case but that he had had been notified of the Papal decision to censor Copernicus' De Revolutionibus because a heliostatic claim was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture.
www.hps.cam.ac.uk /starry/galileo.html   (1096 words)

 IMA Hero: Galileo Galilei HH
Galileo was one of the greatest astronomers in the world.
Galileo was the first person to use a telescope to look at the universe.
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564.
www.imahero.com /herohistory/galileo_herohistory.htm   (1050 words)

 Galileo to Jupiter
Galileo spent the first three years of its journey making flybys of Venus and Earth before it was ready to swing outward toward Jupiter.
These gravity-assist encounters provided Galileo with the opportunity to conduct brief scientific observations of Venus, at closest approach on February 10, 1990, and of Earth and the Moon, with closest approaches on December 8, 1990 and December 8, 1992.
In July 1994 Galileo was the only observer to obtain images of the far side of Jupiter when more than 20 fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 plunged into Jupiter's nightside atmosphere over a six-day interval.
www.solarviews.com /eng/galileo.htm   (1045 words)

 :: NASA Quest > Archives ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564, 21 years after the death of Copernicus and three days before the death of Michelangelo.
Galileo's father was hardly overjoyed about this turn of events, since a mathematician's earning power was roughly around that of a musician, but it seemed that this might yet allow Galileo to successfully complete his college education.
Galileo needed the money to support his siblings, his mistress (a 21 year old with a reputation as a woman of easy habits), and his three children (two daughters and a boy).
quest.arc.nasa.gov /galileo/About/galileobio.html   (2600 words)

Galileo wrote to his friend Paolo Sarpi, a fine mathematician who was consultor to the Venetian government, in 1604 and it is clear from his letter that by this time he had realised his mistake.
Galileo first turned his telescope on Saturn on 25 July 1610 and it appeared as three bodies (his telescope was not good enough to show the rings but made them appear as lobes on either side of the planet).
Galileo's theory of the tides was entirely false despite being postulated after Kepler had already put forward the correct explanation.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Mathematicians/Galileo.html   (4222 words)

 Galileo Galilei
Galileo used his mathematics knowledge and technical skills to improve upon the spyglass and build a telescope.
After Galileo began publishing papers about his astronomy discoveries and his belief in a heliocentric, or Sun-centered, Universe, he was called to Rome to answer charges brought against him by the Inquisition (the legal body of the Catholic Church).
Galileo was cleared of charges of heresy, but was told that he should no longer publicly state his belief that Earth moved around the Sun.
starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/StarChild/whos_who_level2/galileo.html   (507 words)

 Galileo Galilei | Astronomer and Physicist
Galileo pioneered "experimental scientific method" and was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries.
Galileo made a series of profound discoveries using his new telescope, including the moons of the planet Jupiter and the phases of the planet Venus (similar to those of Earth's moon).
Galileo's development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of the four writings included in this book.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96feb/galileo.html   (766 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Galileo Legacy Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo plunged into Jupiter's crushing atmosphere on Sept. 21, 2003.
The spacecraft was the first to fly past an asteroid and the first to discover a moon of an asteroid.
Galileo was the first to measure Jupiter's atmosphere with a descent probe and the first to conduct long-term observations of the Jovian system from orbit.
galileo.jpl.nasa.gov   (158 words)

 NASA - Galileo End of Mission Status
Hundreds of former Galileo project members and their families were present at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for a celebration to bid the spacecraft goodbye.
During a previous flyby of the moon Amalthea in November 2002, flashes of light were seen by the star scanner that indicated the presence of rocky debris circling Jupiter in the vicinity of the small moon.
Galileo determined that Jupiter's ring system is formed by dust kicked up as interplanetary meteoroids smash into the planet's four small inner moons.
www.nasa.gov /vision/universe/solarsystem/galileo_final.html   (802 words)

Galileo was also the only vehicle in a position to obtain images of the far side of Jupiter when more than 20 fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere in July 1994.
Galileo was destroyed to prevent the possibility that its orbit would eventually be perturbed in such a way that it would crash on and biologically contaminate Europa, which was considered a possible place to search for life.
Galileo was also the only vehicle in a position to obtain images of the far side of Jupiter when more than 20 fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy plunged into Jupiter's atmosphere.
www.astronautix.com /craft/galileo.htm   (1069 words)

 The Scientists: Galileo.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo (Galilei), astronomer, mathematician, and physicist was another of those great anti-Aristotelian scientists of the age, such as Johann Kepler (1571-1630) who also published laws of planetary motion.
He found experimentally that bodies do not fall with velocities proportional to their weights, a conclusion received with hostility because it contradicted the accepted teaching of Aristotle.
Galileo discovered that the path of a projectile is a parabola, and he is credited with anticipating Isaac Newton's laws of motion.
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Science/Galileo.htm   (254 words)

 galileo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo long accepted Copernicusí idea that Earth and the other planets orbited the sun, but he was the first able to prove it based on his observations with a telescope.
When Galileo heard of it, he quickly made his own and turned it on the heavens.
For his efforts, and their devastating effect on the religious dogma of the time, he was forced to recant his findings before the Inquisition and spent the last decade of his life under house arrest.
www.pbs.org /wnet/hawking/cosmostar/html/cstars_galileo.html   (247 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Galileo Galilei [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Template:Infobox Biography Galileo Galilei (Pisa, February 15, 1564 – Arcetri, January 8, 1642), was a Tuscan astronomer, philosopher, astrologer, and physicist who is closely associated with the scientific revolution.
In addition, his conflict with the Roman Catholic Church is taken as a major early example of the conflict of religion and freedom of thought, particularly with science, in Western society.
Galileo was a devout Catholic, yet his writings on Copernican heliocentrism disturbed some in the Catholic Church, who believed in a geocentric model of the solar system.
encyclozine.com /Galileo_Galilei   (4270 words)

 EUROPA - Energy and Transport - GALILEO - Introduction
GALILEO specific characteristics will bring themselves significant enhancements.
Firstly, for urban areas or indoor applications, the design of the GALILEO signals will improve the availability of service (broadcast of dataless ranging channels, in addition to the classical pseudo random ranging codes).
For this simulation the ranging performance of modernized GPS was assumed to be equal to GALILEO.
europa.eu.int /comm/dgs/energy_transport/galileo/intro/future_en.htm   (338 words)

 ESA - Navigation - What is Galileo?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The fully deployed Galileo system consists of 30 satellites (27 operational + 3 active spares), positioned in three circular Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) planes in 23616 km altitude above the Earth, and at an inclination of the orbital planes of 56 degrees with reference to the equatorial plane.
Once this is achieved, the Galileo navigation signals will provide a good coverage even at latitudes up to 75 degrees north, which corresponds to the North Cape, and beyond.
Two Galileo Control Centres (GCC) will be implemented on European ground to provide for the control of the satellites and to perform the navigation mission management.
www.esa.int /export/esaSA/GGGMX650NDC_navigation_0.html   (580 words)

 Galileo and Einstein Home Page
The first, in which Galileo played the leading role, was the realization that what we see in the heavens -- the moon, the planets, the sun and stars -- are physical objects.
The NASA Galileo Jupiter probe: this spacecraft has recently taken some fascinating closeups of Jupiter's moons.
The project includes a section about Galileo's daughter, Maria Celeste, with the text of her letters to Galileo, as translated by Dava Sobel, author of Galileo's Daughter.
galileo.phys.virginia.edu /classes/109N/home.html   (553 words)

 APOD: August 30, 1996 - Galileo Demonstrates the Telescope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo quickly discovered that our Moon had craters, that Jupiter had it's own moons, that the Sun has spots, and that Venus has phases like our Moon.
Galileo, who lived from 1564 to 1642, made many more discoveries.
Galileo claimed that his observations only made sense if all the planets revolved around the Sun, as championed by
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap960830.html   (128 words)

 Amazon.com: DVD: Galileo (1975)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo was the dullest piece of film I have ever encountered.
Topol's delivery of Galileo is longwinded in the sense that he talks more about his actions than just doing them.
"Galileo" is one of those movies people serious about cinema more or less "have" to have or see, less for its cinematic achievements than for its pedigree.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000TPABA?v=glance   (1715 words)

 Galileo Educational Network Association
Galileo has a fresh set of math stumpers for the math fairs of the 2005-2006 school year.
Boxma and her students from Castor, Alberta are investigating heritage seeds and chickens as part of an Our Roots and Galileo Educational Network collaboration.
These projects were created using Galileo's design process found at www.about.myio.org New projects are being added on an ongoing basis.
www.galileo.org   (724 words)

 Galileo on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo's new mission: The GDS has a new management team, cutting-edge products and a revamped strategy.
Galileo: comment ça marche Le programme européen Galileo, sur lequel Américains et Européens se sont entendus samedi en Ir.
Galileo: comment ça marche Le Journal officiel de l'Union européenne a publié vendredi l'appel d'offres pour la recherche.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/G/Galileo.asp   (677 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Galileo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Galileo is presented from the time of his first findings with which Mother Church took offense until twenty years after his recantation.
Galileo himself, historically accurate or not, is a convincing character, and his family, friends, and supporters are also very well-drawn (with the arguable exception of his daughter, who never seems to really flesh out and become a believable human being; her actions and reactions are predictable and wooden).
Whatever the message underlying, and whether the reader agrees with it or not, Galileo is first and foremost a decent piece of drama.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0802130593?v=glance   (1479 words)

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