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Important figures in the History of astronomy... Galileo

Today, we would like you to learn about the famous Scientist Galileo Galilei. He is part of our significant People Pathway. We want you to choose which task is best for you, there is an easier and more challenging task.

 

Galileo was born in 1564 and became famous for his work on mathematics and astronomy. Galileo developed the telescope to enable close observation of the night sky and was famously imprisoned for his (correct) theory that the sun was at the centre of the universe. He also was interested in mechanics and motion and carried out many successful experiments to investigate his ideas.

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