Galileo Galilei's Contributions to Scientific Advancements

634 Words Jan 26th, 2018 3 Pages
In fact his work has been very essential in many scientific advances, even to this day. With things like improving the telescope and the discovery of the heliocentric orbit of Earth. Galileo had many other substantial discoveries that also had a great effect on astronomy.
In the early seventeenth century,Galileo Galilei, an Italian physicist, mathemitician, astronomer, and philosopher, is known for improving the telescope and his support in Copernicanism. He was known as Galileo. He has many different names for his brilliant work and observations in astronomy. Some of his many names are “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of physics”. His main two achievements were improving the telescope and observations to support Copercanicusm. Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 to Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia degli Ammannati in Pisa, Italy. His father, Vincenzo, was a musician. His family was not rich but they were of nobility.Galileo never married but he did have a brief relationship with Marina Gamba. He met her on one of his trips to Venice. She lived with Galileo and they had three children. In 1610 he moved to Florence, where he took a position at The Court of the Medici family. In 1581 Galileo went to study at the University of Pisa. His father hoped he would study medicine there, but Galileo studied physics. He mainly studied at school and he soon…