Sidereus Nuncius: a Reproduction of the Copy in the British Library

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Creation: 1610

This is a facsimile of the copy of Sidereus Nuncius by Galileo, originally written in 1610. In it, Galileo published his discovery of four "Medicean Stars" (now known as the Galilean Moons of Jupiter). It also has Galileo's drawings of the moon, previously thought to be perfect and smooth, but now seen to have mountains and plains. Galileo was not the first person to look through a telescope, but he was the first to point one toward the heavens and report on he saw.

Title

Sidereus Nuncius: a Reproduction of the Copy in the British Library

Date

Creation: 1610
Publication: 1987

Description

This is a facsimile of the copy of Sidereus Nuncius by Galileo, originally written in 1610. In it, Galileo published his discovery of four "Medicean Stars" (now known as the Galilean Moons of Jupiter). It also has Galileo's drawings of the moon, previously thought to be perfect and smooth, but now seen to have mountains and plains. Galileo was not the first person to look through a telescope, but he was the first to point one toward the heavens and report on he saw.

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Books

Source

Sevier Collection, QB41 .G178 1610a

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Sidereus Nuncius: a Reproduction of the Copy in the British Library,” Gallery, accessed October 14, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/976.