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the earth is flat?....really?!

3 centuries ago, the church believed that thr earth was flat, the center of the universe, but astronomer Galileo Galilei stood in front of it and proved that the earth was spherical and circled around the sun. 548 more words


No Return for Exam Exemptions

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief

Exam exemptions will not be back this school year.

With the removal of Galileo testing, an opportunity arose to restore an old West Bend High Schools policy regarding semester exams. 380 more words

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And For Your Trouble...

Today in History, January 8: 1642 – Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei dies in Italy at age 77. Considered the father of astronomy, Galileo was the first to use a telescope, enabling him to makes several stellar discoveries. 47 more words

Seven days that changed the heavens

408 years ago today, Galileo’s discovery changed our understanding of the solar system forever.  His astronomical observations irrefutably confirmed the hypothesis formulated by Copernicus 100 years earlier that the Earth was not the centre of the solar system. 563 more words


Today is Earth's Rotation Day

08 January is Earth’s Rotation Day.

At one time, it was believed that the Earth was the centre of the universe and everything revolved around it – the planets, the Sun, the Moon, the stars, EVERYTHING! 537 more words


Eppur Si Muove: Galileo's Big Night

On this night in 1610 the Pisan astronomer Galileo Galilei looked up at a bright Jupiter at opposition through his handmade telescope and noted three little “stars” next to it, piquing his natural scientific curiosity. 342 more words


Galileo discovers the largest of Jupiter's moons

Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician who played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. He has been called the “father of observational astronomy,” “the father of modern physics,” and the “father of science.” On this date in 1610, he discovered four of Jupiter’s moons. 199 more words

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