Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
Title Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger PDF eBook
Author Galileo Galilei
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Pages 154
Release 2016-01-19
Genre Science
ISBN 022632012X

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The “revolutionary, scintillating book” in which Galileo revealed his wondrous astronomical discoveries, with accompanying notes and historical context (Metascience). Galileo Galilei’s Sidereus Nuncius is arguably the most dramatic scientific book ever published. It announced new and unexpected phenomena in the heavens, “unheard of through the ages,” revealed by a mysterious new instrument. Galileo had ingeniously improved the rudimentary “spyglasses” that appeared in Europe in 1608, and in the autumn of 1609 he pointed his new instrument at the sky, discovering astonishing sights: mountains on the moon, fixed stars invisible to the naked eye, individual stars in the Milky Way, and four moons around the planet Jupiter. These discoveries changed the terms of the debate between geocentric and heliocentric cosmology and helped ensure the eventual acceptance of the Copernican planetary system. Albert Van Helden’s beautifully rendered and eminently readable translation is based on the Venice 1610 edition’s original Latin text. An introduction, conclusion, and copious notes place the book in its historical and intellectual context, and a new preface, written by Van Helden, highlights recent discoveries in the field, including the detection of a forged copy of Sidereus Nuncius, and new understandings about the political complexities of Galileo’s work.

Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger
Title Starry Messenger PDF eBook
Author Peter Sis
Publisher Follettbound
Pages 40
Release 2002-01-01
Genre
ISBN 9780758736987

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Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger
Title Starry Messenger PDF eBook
Author Peter Sís
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pages 40
Release 2014-07-15
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 1466856734

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"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. In this amazing new book, Peter Sís employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sís tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. This title has Common Core connections. Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book.

Starry Messenger Galileo Galilei

Starry Messenger Galileo Galilei
Title Starry Messenger Galileo Galilei PDF eBook
Author Peter Sís
Publisher
Pages
Release 1996
Genre
ISBN 9780605027732

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Sidereus nuncius

Sidereus nuncius
Title Sidereus nuncius PDF eBook
Author Galileo Galilei
Publisher
Pages 72
Release 1987
Genre Science
ISBN

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Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger
Title Starry Messenger PDF eBook
Author Peter Sis
Publisher Turtleback Books
Pages 0
Release 2000
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9780808502623

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Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe

Galileo and the "Starry Messenger"

Galileo and the
Title Galileo and the "Starry Messenger" PDF eBook
Author Stephanie Paris
Publisher Teacher Created Materials
Pages 26
Release 2014-07-21
Genre Education
ISBN 1480744530

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Students will learn about Galileo's life and the challenges he faced as they participate in a performance with this dynamic script. With roles written at various reading levels, teachers can implement differentiation and English language learner strategies so that all students can participate. Students will improve their fluency, and also practice skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures while storytelling. This leveled script includes an accompanying poem and song for additional fluency practice.