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Why Jupiter is the coolest object in the night sky

If you’ve never seen Jupiter up close under a telescope you’re really missing out on something spectacular. It is now late August and Jupiter can only be seen in the western sky just after sunset. 396 more words

Jupiter

Far-sighted Scientist

On 25 August 1609, Galileo Galilei demonstrated his telescope to the authorities in Venice. They were impressed, since the device was obviously useful for both defence and navigation, and rewarded Galileo for his work. 43 more words

Europe

Galileo-GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System)

Nikola Benin

EGNOS award scheme innovative ideas and support for incubation 233/G/GROW/SAT/16/9288

1. CONTEXT

1.1. BACKGROUND

The Galileo programme is Europe’s initiative for a state-of-the-art GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) infrastructure, providing a highly accurate, guaranteed global positioning service specifically designed for civilian purposes. 6,264 more words

August 23 - Far Sighted

Today’s factismal: Galileo demonstrated the telescope to the public for the first time 407 years ago today.

It isn’t often that someone invents one device that literally changes the way we see the Universe; what is exceptional about Galileo is that he invented two devices that did it. 677 more words

History

Florence, Italy

June 27-28, 2016

So it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to put up my blog posts. Reality has gotten in the way…but here it goes! 370 more words

Galileo

Everyone can always use a little something subtle and chic for decoration.

Behold, the Galileo!

A well-made designer clock can really elevates the interior. The… 246 more words

Clocks