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Galileo Galilei, (1933). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Galileo Galilei, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Galileo Galilei, (1933). Portrait of Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician Galileo (1564-1642). Galileo played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the father of modern observational astronomy, the father of modern physics, the father of science and the father of modern science. From "Gestalten Der Weltgeschichte", a book of cigarette-card portrait miniatures of figures in world history from the last four hundred years. [Germany, 1933]

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Christopher Scheiners illustration of his idea of the surface of the sun, 1635 Featured Print

Christopher Scheiners illustration of his idea of the surface of the sun, 1635

Christopher Scheiner's illustration of his idea of the surface of the sun, 1635. German astronomer and mathematician Scheiner (1573-1650) used telescopes invented by Galileo to make over 2000 observations of the Sun, recording sunspots in the process. As a Jesuit, Scheiner held the belief that the Sun, and the heavens generally, had to be perfect, and that sunspots were shadows cast by satellites of the Sun onto its face as they passed across it. This brought him into a bitter dispute with Galileo, who was of the opinion that sunspots were features which formed on the surface of the Sun itself. Scheiner attacked Galileo in his book Rosa Ursina, before Galileo's trial before the Inquisition in 1633

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Galileo Galilei, 1623 Featured Print

Galileo Galilei, 1623

Galileo Galilei, 1623. Portrait of the astronomer Galileo, with a beard and fur collar, shown within an oval frame with Italian text. Two cherubs appear above; one writes in a book and holds a sextant, the other also holds a book and looks through a telescope. Other decorative features include grotesque faces and designs. Plate taken from Il Saggiatore (The Assayer), written by Galileo Galilei, published by the Lincean Academy, 1623. Il Saggiatore is considered one of the greatest polemics in science. The book is addressed to Virginio Cesarini who wrote to Galileo in 1619 praising him for showing him the road of truth. In the book, Galileo suggested a general scientific approach to the investigation of celestial phenomena and his achievements include the discovery of Jupiter's moons

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