Galileo’s view of the Moon

These historic sketches of the moon were published by Galileo in his Sidereus Nuncius or Starry Messenger of 1610, not long after building his famous telescope. This is where modern astronomy began. The photo below (by Michael Dunn) shows a replica of Galileo’s telescope:

See also this 3-minute documentary on YouTube.

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