Exploring Galileo’s Telescope

by: Samuele Straulino and Alessandra Terzuoli

In the first months of 2009, the International Year of Astronomy, the authors developed an educational project for middle-level students connected with the first astronomical discoveries that Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) made 400 years ago. The project included the construction of a basic telescope and the observation of the Moon. The project, if completed in full, can be accomplished in about 20 hours over the course of a month.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2010Stock # ss10_033_07_40Volume 033Issue 07

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