Galileo Galilei Poster

Brand: SciDye

Product Code: 3000790

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In 1609, Galileo heard about the invention of the spyglass, a device which made distant objects appear closer. Galileo used his mathematics knowledge and technical skills to improve upon the spyglass and build a telescope. Later that same year, he became the first person to look at the Moon through a telescope and make his first astronomy discovery. He found that the Moon was not smooth, but mountainous and pitted - just like the Earth! He subsequently used his newly invented telescope to discover four of the moons circling Jupiter, to study Saturn, to observe the phases of Venus, and to study sunspots on the Sun.

Galileo's observations strengthened his belief in Copernicus' theory that Earth and all other planets revolve around the Sun. Most people in Galileo's time believed that the Earth was the centre of the universe and that the Sun and planets revolved around it. His work was so influential to modern science Galileo has been called "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science"

Our posters are a great addition to any science geeks home, printed on durable archival paper with a matt finish our prints look great on any wall. With a 0.5 inch border, these prints are perfect for framing. Our posters ship in a protective waterproof sleeve in a rolled tube for added protection.