Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born February 15, 1564. He discovered of the 4 Galilean moons of Jupiter, figured out that two objects that have different weights fall at the same rate, and supported heliocentrism (the sun centered model of the solar system). Of course, it was his support of heliocentrism that got him into trouble with the Catholic Church, because everyone (everyone who didn't want to get into trouble with the Church) knew that the earth did not move. More information about Galileo Galilei and his work can be found at The Galileo Project.

Here is my high school astronomy teacher's favorite rock song.



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