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Re: galileo galilei - dates to confirm

Subject: Re: galileo galilei - dates to confirm
From: robert casey
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 02:35:08 GMT
Newsgroups: sci.astro.amateur
It is also said that he invented his scope only in 1610

Heard that Galileo didn't invent the telescope, but was the first to look at objects in the sky as a scientist. Others who had telescopes for looking for ships and such probably took a peak at the Moon but never did anything with those observations.

Also heard that the scope Galileo had was a real POS, and he would have loved to have gotten his hands on one of our Christmas gift trash scopes from WalMart. Even though those are POS's, they'd better his POS...

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