Galileo and the Medici

  • historical
  • non-profit

Exploring the impact that one person and one family had on an entire world.

The exhibit “Galileo, the Medici and The Age of Astronomy” features one of only two remaining telescopes owned and built by Galileo. Timed to take place during the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s astronomical discoveries, as well as the International Year of Astronomy, the exhibit explores the extraordinary effect that Galileo’s work, as well as that of other luminaries during the age of the Medicis, had on science and on the world.

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