Galileo Accomplishments

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Galileo Galilei is an Italian scientist, an astronomer, and a mathematician. The Renaissance is a time for “rebirth” in learning. This takes place after the Middle Ages, where in that time period, there was no interest in learning. Galileo accomplished, impacted, and reflected Renaissance ideals in his way of thinking. Galileo was an Italian scientist, an astronomer, and a mathematician from the Renaissance, whose many accomplishments impacted the world and reflected the great values of the Renaissance time period. Galileo accomplished many things. Galileo’s invention, The Galileo thermometer consists of a sealed glass tube that is filled with water and several floating bubbles. The bubbles are glass spheres filled with a colored liquid mixture.…show more content…
Even though he didn’t invent the telescope, he was the first person to use the optical instrument to systematically study space. He also improved the telescope by learning about the device, and in the fall of 1609, he pointed it at the moon, and he discovered that it had craters and mountains. He invented an improved the telescope that let him observe the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots, and lunar surface. He also found out that Jupiter had moons. His discoveries disturbed the catholic church, but he preserved through the consequences, and now is a famous person in history. Galileo 's way of thinking reflects Renaissance ideals. Galileo was not afraid to express his ideals as he stood trial for heresy before Pope Urban VIII, presiding cardinal, congregation, and consultants-who were not on his side! This took place at the end of the Renaissance in Rome, Italy 1633. He stood trial because he published a book on theories of how the solar system worked. He personally believed in the Copernican theory, but the Catholic church didn’t. So Galileo lost in this trial, and had to sign a document, and live in house arrest for the rest of his life. Galileo Galilei accomplished, impacted, and reflects Renaissance ideas many times. He figured out a belief to a solar system, he improved the telescope, and he invented a
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