Thursday, December 31, 2009

Celebrations | 2009, 400th Anniversary of the Telescope

One of the only two surviving Galileo's telescopes d at the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of the first use of telescope by Galileo Galilei.

The telescope opened a new window on the Universe, allowing human perception to observe remote worlds before left to theories and imagination. The telescope greatly influenced the transition from a geocentric view to the heliocentric theory of Copernicus.