Galileo Galilei: The Science Of The Renaissance

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The Renaissance was a time period of rebirth in Europe. The Renaissance began in the 14th century and lasted to the 17th century. During this time there was many advances in art, literature and science. One well known scientist that lived during the Renaissance was Galileo Galilei. Galileo had a significant impact on science of the Renaissance because of his discoveries in the fields of astronomy and physics. Galileo was a well known astronomer and physicist during the time of the Renaissance. He was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, and died in Arcetri on January 8, 1642. Galileo attended the University of Pisa where he studied medicine. However, He became more interested in astronomy and physics and decided to make that his profession. Before Galileo, the solar system was a mystery to everyone. Aristotle had said that the earth was the center of the universe, and no one ever questioned him. Aristotle had also made assumptions in the field of physics and Galileo was the first to go against them. Galileo made many discoveries with his telescope that were significant to science during the Renaissance. To view the solar system, Galileo made a telescope on his own. He had heard of the invention from a Dutch eyeglass maker, and improved his design. Because Galileo was the first to point the telescope to the sky, many new discoveries were made (Cox). Finding something new about Earth’s Moon was one discovery significant to science of the Renaissance. In late November of
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