Galileo

  • (noun): Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars; demonstrated that different weights descend at the same rate; perfected the refracting telescope that enabled him to make many discoveries (1564-1642).
    Synonyms: Galileo Galilei

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... corresponding with kings and princes who had his portrait, paid twice the salary of Galileo Galilei, he is now more remembered as an infamous side ...
Spindrift (novel) - Plot Summary
... member of the science team aboard the spaceship Galileo which will explore the source of the transmission, an object that has been dubbed "Spindrift" ... Ted Harker is the efficient, respected first officer of the Galileo ... Harker's team makes amazing discoveries, witnesses the destruction of the Galileo, and meets an alien who makes a surprising suggestion for what humans could use ...
Luis López Nieves - Bibliography - Novels
... (Voltaire's Heart.) El silencio de Galileo, La Otra Orilla (Grupo Editorial Norma), Bogotá, Colombia, junio 2009, pp ... (Galileo's Silence) El silencio de Galileo, Mosaico (Grupo Editorial Norma), Barcelona, España, julio 2009, pp ... (Galileo's Silence) ...
Archimede Class Submarine - Boats
... Stricken in 1959 Galileo Ferraris Galileo Ferraris 11 August 1934 Sunk 25 October 1941 off Gibraltar by the combined action of a RAF PBY-5A Catalina flying boat and the destroyer HMS ...

Famous quotes containing the word galileo:

    Awareness of the stars and their light pervades the Koran, which reflects the brightness of the heavenly bodies in many verses. The blossoming of mathematics and astronomy was a natural consequence of this awareness. Understanding the cosmos and the movements of the stars means understanding the marvels created by Allah. There would be no persecuted Galileo in Islam, because Islam, unlike Christianity, did not force people to believe in a “fixed” heaven.
    Fatima Mernissi, Moroccan sociologist. Islam and Democracy, ch. 9, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. (Trans. 1992)

    Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church, the Church was right and the centre of man’s universe is the earth?
    Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933)