Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Galileo Galilei Albert van Helden / Jul 18, 2019

Sidereus Nuncius or The Sidereal Messenger This fine translation is a god send Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote If so buy this book Van Helden s introduction is scholarly no one knows about Galileo s telescope the translation is supe

  • Title: Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
  • Author: Galileo Galilei Albert van Helden
  • ISBN: 9780226279039
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • This fine translation is a god send Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote If so buy this book Van Helden s introduction is scholarly no one knows about Galileo s telescope the translation is superb Van Helden s review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound the bibliography is extensive What can I say David W Hughes, The Obse This fine translation is a god send Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote If so buy this book Van Helden s introduction is scholarly no one knows about Galileo s telescope the translation is superb Van Helden s review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound the bibliography is extensive What can I say David W Hughes, The Observatory Sidereus nunclus has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today Robert Temple, Nature

    Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger Galileo Galilei s Sidereus Nuncius is arguably the most dramatic scientific book ever published It announced new and unexpected phenomena in the heavens, unheard of through the ages, revealed by a mysterious new instrument. Sidereus Nuncius Il Sidereus Nuncius che si potrebbe tradurre in italiano Annuncio sugli Astri oppure Il Messaggero celeste un trattato di astronomia scritto da Galileo Galilei e pubblicato il marzo Celatone The celatone was a device invented by Galileo Galilei to observe Jupiter s moons with the purpose of finding longitude on Earth It took the form of a piece of headgear with a Museo Galileo Museo Galileo, the former Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza Institute and Museum of the History of Science is located in Florence, Italy, in Piazza dei Giudici, along the River Arno and close to the Uffizi Gallery.The museum, dedicated to astronomer and scientist Galileo Galilei, is housed in Palazzo Castellani, an th century building which was then known as the Castello d Altafronte. Rare Book Room The Rare Book Room site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world. Galileu Galilei Obras de Galileu Em maro de , Galileu escreveu um livro com apenas pginas, a qual deu o nome latino de Sidereus Nuncius Mensageiro das Estrelas Nele Galileu mostra o mundo a maior parte de suas descobertas at a poca. Osservatorio Astrofisico R.P.Feynman In occasione dell Anno internazionale dell Astronomia IYA , ha visto la luce il libro L occhio infinito di Galilei, scritto a quattro mani con Vincenzo Zappal, planetologo di fama internazionale.Si tratta di una rilettura in chiave moderna del Sidereus Nuncius, lo storico testo di Galileo Galilei, introdotta da un excursus storico sulle tappe pi importanti dell Astronomia antica e Museo Galileo Il Museo Galileo svolge attivit di ricerca e documentazione nel campo della storia della scienza e della tecnologia, oltre che della conservazione e valorizzazione del patrimonio museale.Le risorse della biblioteca e la vasta collezione di opere digitalizzate, accessibile dal sito internet del museo, sono a disposizione degli studiosi. Galileo Galilei Wikipedija U ku nom pritvoru, kojeg je pla ala Crkva, bez zabrane posje ivanja obitelji i slu benika ili pismene komunikacije, Galileo je neometano nastavio istra ivanje i pisanje, to Galileo on the World Systems A New Abridged Translation Buy Galileo on the World Systems A New Abridged Translation and Guide on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders

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        Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism Galileo has been called the father of modern observational astronomy , the father of modern physics , the father of science , and the Father of Modern Science The motion of uniformly accelerated objects, taught in nearly all high school and introductory college physics courses, was studied by Galileo as the subject of kinematics His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, named the Galilean moons in his honour, and the observation and analysis of sunspots Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, improving compass design.Galileo s championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime The geocentric view had been dominant since the time of Aristotle, and the controversy engendered by Galileo s presentation of heliocentrism as proven fact resulted in the Catholic Church s prohibiting its advocacy as empirically proven fact, because it was not empirically proven at the time and was contrary to the literal meaning of Scripture Galileo was eventually forced to recant his heliocentrism and spent the last years of his life under house arrest on orders of the Roman Inquisition.


    1. Wow! How excited Galileo was of his findings - really makes you quite appreciative of how ground-breaking the first telescopic observations were. Includes his dedication to patron Cosimo Medici in a lovely prose.**Note : I read Edward Stafford Carlos’ 1880 translation Quotes----------“… Of the Muses' guardianship and the imperishable mon­uments of literature… she well understood that all human monuments do perish at last by violence, by weath­er or by age, she took a wider view, and in [...]

    2. 400 year s on this book still reads well. In fact it has a feel very similar to my astronomy notebook that I made years ago when I first looked through a telescope. You can almost feel Galileo’s excitement as he noted his findings all those years ago. The notes provided also help the reader understand how Galileo became famous and how this work was received. I found the conversations with Kepler extremely interesting. I found it interesting how a jealous scientist attempted to darken Galileo [...]

    3. L'édition points science dispose d'une très longue introduction de Fernand Hallyn, 130 pages. Si la longueur est au début décourageante, elle se révèle très intéressante. Il y explique la genèse de lunette, le rôle des artisans et des astrologues et la place que Galilée cherche à occuper dans le monde scientifique en Italie. On trouve aussi un bon développement sur le style de l'ouvrage et une explication des principales découvertes. Le texte en lui-même est intriguant : Galilée [...]

    4. Uno dei testi che ha cambiato l’umanità. Una passeggiata serena, da effettuare in qualche ora e tante buone pause di riflessione. A fine lettura restano in mente due bei sentimenti, confusi in un unica malinconia: l’ammirazione per l'entusiasmo puro dell’osservatore; per la naturalezza con cui sostiene il raziocinio, di fronte a ciò che una Logica retta, e onesta, non può più negare a priori. E la rappresentazione implicita di un’umanità che, pur possedendo tutti i propri difetti e [...]

    5. En esta traducción de los textos de Galileo Galilei encontramos sus observaciones con respecto a la superficie irregular de la luna y los satélites (que el llama estrellas) que rodean a Júpiter como la luna rodea a nuestra tierra, siendo este su mayor descubrimiento a través de un telescopio que él mismo construyó y que detalla al inicio de este ensayo.Es reconfortante leer la emoción que se transmite en sus palabras desde hace tanto tiempo, cuando hacer ciencia se podía limitar a las pe [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book, which felt more like two in one. The first was Galileo's observational work, where he used a telescope he built to describe the Moon's surface, stars invisible to the naked eye and the moons of Jupiter. This breakthrough piece was sandwiched between an introduction and conclusion by Albert Van Helden. To hear Galileo's work through Van Helden's translation was thrilling, but the best parts of this work were the introduction and conclusion. In an easily readable style, [...]

    7. I really enjoyed reading this. I'm particularly glad that I chose to read this particular translation, as it was very accessible and came with some particularly delightful additions by the translator. The historical information and the reaction of Galileo's scientific peers (particularly Kepler) was useful and entertaining. The only gripe I have with the book is editorial - the NOOK Book edition from Barnes and Noble has several instances where the letter e was turned into a letter c. I'm sure t [...]

    8. I've reached the era of the Scientific Revolution in my course of self-education. I've generally ignored science and math both in my studies and in my life. Science is not, as the kids say, my boo (alternately: my jam). But I do try to select one work from the science and maths realm for every 6-to-8-hundred year period of history, literature and philosophy that I read. The Sidereal Messenger was an obvious choice for both its importance to the scientific community and its slim spine which sugge [...]

    9. Questo libro è fuori parametro, non ci sono abbastanza stelle per Galileo Galilei. Stelle Medicee, Stelle Fisse, Stelle Erranti o Pianeti che dir si voglia, fa accapponare la pelle vedere come un uomo secoli fa potesse avere avuto queste intuizioni e visioni di un nostro contemporaneo.Leggere la spiegazione della luce riflessa della Terra che illumina il la Luna nella fase "nuova" è entusiasmate, così come scoprire assieme a lui, in una sorta di cronaca giornaliera, le orbite delle lune di Gi [...]

    10. A very interesting read. It is impressing to read the words of the person who was the first to point a telescope at the night sky. This book is historically significant as well: the Catholic Church put this publication on the Index of Forbidden Books and the book is the starting point of the later conviction of Galileo by the Inquistion.I can't say anything about the quality of the translation but my impression is Van Helden did a very good job. Even the sketches that Galileo made (for example t [...]

    11. I've always enjoyed reading the original scientific writings which shape our modern understanding. For one, it humanizes a great historical figure. It also tends to - due to the infancy of the theory or observation - greatly simplify the idea from it's modern version. This simplification can assist the reader in his own understanding, while also making the leap of intuition that led to it's development seem less severe.The paper itself consists of Galileo's observations of the moon, planets, and [...]

    12. Conoscevo questo trattato solo per alcuni passi, frammenti di un tutto, che ora ho riscoperto nella sua interezza, solida e armoniosa, grazie ad alcuni commenti anobiani. L’ho gustato su più livelli: prima di tutto per la rilevanza scientifica, certo, ma anche per la semplicità del resoconto, per lo stupore bambino che vi ho trovato nelle sue diverse sfumature, dall'incredulità alla perplessità e alla meraviglia, insieme all’umiltà con cui lo Scienziato offre le sue scoperte all’Umani [...]

    13. This is a short treatise containing Galileo's observations made with a powerful telescope he constructed himself. As he writes in this book, he hears news of a Dutchman(?) who has made a telescope, teaches himself the in's and out's of refraction, and designs his own. One can tell he is quite proud of his telescope and with good reasonwith it he would discover four of Jupiter's moons. He begins with a summary of his observations of the moon. Unless one is interested in lunar geography to an unus [...]

    14. A fascinating, and surprisingly readable, peek into one of the most defining moments in our intellectual history -- Galileo's first study of the heavens through a telescope. He discovers mountains on the moon, the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn (though he is at a loss to explain Saturn's shape; it will be decades still before people realize they're rings), sun spots, the moon-like phases of Venus, and more. Galileo's text itself describes in detail his discoveries of our moon, and his tra [...]

    15. Es un libro muy diferente a todo lo que alguna vez allá leído, es un libro de divulgación científica escrito por nada menos que Galileo! me gusto muchísimo que invitara a los demás científicos a observar con el, explica detalladamente como fue el descubrimiento y observación de las cuatro estrellas de Jupiter literal es un diario, por casi dos meses y eso es lo que me encanta no es tan simple como que vio por su telescopio y descubrió las estrellas y ya esta, día a día describe su la [...]

    16. You have to love that title page, with GG describing the Jovian moons moving with "wonderful swiftness"--I mean, he really was the first person to be seeing all of this! Then unfortunately comes that gusher of brown-nosing to his sponsor (Colonel Whatshisname). Oh yeah, and then he calls Tycho Brahe an idiot (redolent of the combative climate of the times, also embodied by the perennially embattled Giordano Bruno). The lengthy account of the Medician Stars' peregrinations was no doubt necessary [...]

    17. When Kepler read this book he was able to conclude:Our moon exists for us on the earth, not for the other globes. Those four little moons exist for Jupiter, not for us. Each planet in turn, together with its occupants, is served by its own satellites. From this line of reason we deduce with the highest degree of probability that Jupiter is inhabited.

    18. It was a joy reading this translated work. Like the essays of Michel de Montaigne, Galileo assys forward throgh his telescope in a thoughtful fashion that telegraphs the excitement he must have felt. I can see the shadows of the moon revealting the rotation of that world and its mountains

    19. This text is one of the reasons I fell in love with the history of science. I went in with one image of Galileo, developed mainly from personality critiques of a good friend, and left with a foil to that. The man as thinker. Though for all that I loved his thought process, our class experiment with Galilean telescopes left me wondering how he 'saw' vallies on the moon.

    20. Interessante per conoscere come è nata l'osservazione e le deduzioni basate su di essa.La puntigliosità, la curiosità, l'attenzione minuziosa, la cura nel dettaglio.Le spiegazioni semplici esaurienti.Un gioiello.

    21. Galileo's discussion of his telescope and his first observations of the moon, stars, and several planets. It's hard not to get wrapped up in the excitement of his discoveries.

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