'Siderius Nuncius Magna' and 'Dissertatis cum Sideris Nuncio'

Made:
1610-1611 in Venice
maker:
Johannes Kepler
and
Galileo Galilei

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Page taken from the book, 'Sidereus Nuncius'(The Sidereal Messenger) written by Galileo (1564-1642) and published in
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Book, "Sidereus Nuncius Magna", by Galilow Galilei, 1610. Bound togeher with "Dissertatis cum Sidereus Nuncio"by Johannes Kepler, 1611

'Sidereus Nuncius'(The Sidereal Messenger) written by Galileo (1564-1642) and published in Venice, 1610. This short work made Galileo a celebrity overnight, as it was the first written account of what could be seen in the heaven with the newly invented telescope. Using a telescope of his own design, Galileo observed that the planet Jupiter had four stars that like our moon went around the planet in a predictable manner. He named these new moons the 'Medicean Stars' after his patron the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo de Medici II. The daily movement of these satellites of Jupiter, now known as the Galilean Moons, are shown in sketches over several pages.

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Details

Category:
Printed Books
Object Number:
1953-223
Materials:
ink and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed, inc. mount): 162 mm x 170 mm x 160 mm, 0.318 kg
overall (closed): 173 mm x 108 mm x 15 mm,
type:
book
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Raphael King Ltd.

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