Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Galileo and the first telescope


Alerted by Google's wonderful tradition of changing its home page logo on days of significant interest, I learnt that today is the 400th anniversary of Galileo's invention of the telescope.

For anyone with the smallest interest in astronomy or just plain stargazing, this is truly momentous. What an amazing man.

Here's an article from the Guardian (the source of this image, which is sadly an imitation).

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