Nobody was expecting it, and there were only a few to remember it. This was the event that changed the world we live in. This was the thing that the humanity needed to reinvent itself: the telescope. Exactly 400 years ago Galileo Galilei unveiled the first telescope to the world, and later on he was dubbed as father of modern observational astronomy,” the “father of modern physics,” the “father of science,” while Stephen Hawking said that he was responsible for the birth of modern science.
Galileo Galilei was a great inventor and on August 25, 1609 he released an instrument called telescope that helped him to study Venus, the moons of Jupiter, and the sunspots. He was condemned by the Catholic Church because he supported Nicolaus Copernicus and the heliocentrism theory, and he spent the last years of his life under house arrest because of this.
The Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher was nevertheless a genius and we will have to thank him for his revolutionary discoveries. The Google Doodle pictures a replica of Galileo’s telescope, and you can find it below. Let us know what do you think about Galileo Galilei, the telescope, today’s Google Logo and if the inventor played a major role in modern science.
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