Galileo, the Father of Modern Astronomy

James Di Paolo

This course explores the life of Galileo Galilei, an Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, who made fundamental contributions to the sciences of motion, astronomy, and more. His discoveries revolutionized astronomy, some of which eventually resulted in an Inquisition process against him. We'll start with his early childhood, examine his amazing inventions, discoveries, and his trial for heresy.