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Galileo’s telescope is 400 years old

And Google celebrates:

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Comments

  1. #1 Ray Ingles
    August 26, 2009

    Galileo’s telescope was around 14-16x power, according to Wikipedia. My son just got a 100x telescope for his birthday a week ago. I can’t wait until the moon is full and we can really use it on something that’ll dazzle a 7-year-old.

  2. #2 Electronic Cigar
    August 26, 2009

    I was wondering why google had changed the artwork….I wish they had a brief explanation on it’s page of the artwork. It would be nice to have a quick bit of ‘good’ knowledge in the midst of endless propaganda.

  3. #3 Coturnix
    August 26, 2009

    When you see a fancy Google logo, click on it and you’ll see a Google Search for the topic of the day.

  4. #4 Tony P
    August 26, 2009

    Nice 100x. Think about it, in 400 years we still use reflector telescopes here on earth. But the best part is we now have orbital telescopes that can see in infrared, UV, X-ray, etc.

  5. #5 Super Sally
    August 27, 2009

    Ray Ingles @1

    After the dazzle of the full moon, try a 3/4 full moon. The shadows let you see the elevation of mountains near the terminator. Now that’s really cool!

  6. #6 anth
    August 27, 2009

    Galileo. Written 1972
    This song has been around for awhile, and I think this is the fourth
    recorded version of it. Maybe fifth. To find out learning is fun.
    I guess that is the point.
    My kids who sang on this version, told me that now they know
    about Galileo because they memorized the lyrics to this song.
    I wondered if that could happen, way before my own children
    showed up, and low and behold, it could and did. There are a
    couple more of these type of tunes, as Galileo was originally
    part of a series. Get a real job Issac (Newton), and Socrates
    you’re a tease. (boom, splash:-)
    http://theriverradio.com/galileo.mp3
    Here’s the rest of them! http://theriverradio.com/

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