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❶He likewise demonstrated the laws of projectiles, and largely anticipated the laws of motion as finally established by Newton.

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Heresy — having an opinion that went against the general beliefs held by the church. House arrest — being kept imprisoned in your home. Mass — the amount of matter that makes something up.

It is often measured through weight. Mathematics — the study of numbers, shapes and quantities. Motion — when something moves.

Thermometer — an instrument that can measure changes in temperature. Telescope — a piece of equipment that magnifies what you see through it, making things appear bigger and closer.

Telescopes are often used to look at stars, moons and planets. Access thousands of brilliant resources to help your child be the best they can be. Why was he famous? Galileo originally began studying medicine, but switched to mathematics. Galileo played the lute to a very high standard — his dad taught him! Galileo was the first person to officially study the night sky with a telescope. Galileo was sent to prison for his scientific belief that the sun was at the centre of the solar system.

Galileo was the first person to spot the four moons of Jupiter — they are known as the Galilean moons. Galileo discovered that our moon has mountains and craters. Galileo Galilei is born on the 15th February in Pisa, Italy. Galileo becomes an art teacher. Galileo starts teaching mathematics at the University of Pisa.

Galileo starts teaching mathematics at the University of Padau. Galileo invents the thermometer. Galileo invents the geometric compass. Galileo develops a telescope which can magnify up to 3x. Galileo discovers the four moons of Jupiter. Galileo is tried and convicted of heresy. Galileo is allowed to continue his prison sentence under house arrest in his own home. Galileo invents the pendulum clock. Galileo dies on the 8th January in Tuscany, Italy.

While studying medicine Galileo decided to become a monk, but soon left the monastery he had joined in order to study mathematics. He became interested in mathematics after accidentally attending a lecture on geometry. Take a minute to check out all the enhancements! Choose a language from the menu above to view a computer-translated version of this page. Text within images is not translated, some features may not work properly after translation, and the translation may not accurately convey the intended meaning.

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Galileo was born in and became famous for his work on mathematics and astronomy. He developed the telescope to enable close observation of the night sky and was famously imprisoned for his (correct) theory that the sun was at the centre of the universe. Homework Help. Glossaries: maths, English, science Homework .

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Galileo has been called the founder of modern science. He was one of the first people to examine the heavens with a telescope. He also made breakthrough discoveries in the study of counting.gao Galilei, who is generally known by his first name, was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15, He entered the University of Pisa to study medicine .