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Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Timeline, articles and more
 

His Life
His Life Explore an illustrated chronology of Galileo's life and work.

His Place in Science
Author Dava Sobel details why Galileo is the father of modern science.

Two Types of Telescopes
Galileo's refractor and His Telescope Newton's reflector remain the two standard types of optical telescopes today.

His Big Mistake
How and why Galileo got it wrong about the tides.


 
Interactives, his experiments
 

His Experiments: Introduction

Falling Objects
See how Galileo proved that light objects fall just as fast as heavy ones.

Projectiles
Does an object falling straight down reach the ground faster than one that also has lateral motion?

Inclined Planes
Play Galileo and calculate the rate of acceleration due to gravity using an inclined plane.

Pendulums
Pendulum Experiment with our online version of a pendulum.


 
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