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Galileo Galilei, "And yet it moves"... Š Stefano TORRIONE / hemis.fr


Stéfano TORRIONE offers you a journey in the footsteps of Galileo Galilei who for the first time in 1609 directed his telescope towards the star lit sky. This reportage takes you to the various places where the father of modern science left the marks of his genius. Firstly in Pisa his native town where Galileo studied physics and discovered the isochronous motions of the pendulum while observing the movement of a lamp in the cathedral, the first sign of the invention of the pendulum clock. Then In Padua, where he lived and taught at university between 1592 and 1610 (the best years of his life as he once said). Followed his most impressive discoveries which would for ever change the way we look at the cosmos. It is there also that he set up his first telescope with about 3x magnification, discovered the satellites of Jupiter, confirming as previously stated by Copernicus that the earth was going around the sun. Next stop would take him to Florence where he was nominated great mathematician of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It was for him a triumphant return which was also marked by the publication of « Sidereus Nuncius », the starry messenger, a best selling book of the times, which notably contains his observations of the phases of the moon. Florence is riddled with memories of Galileo Galilei. It is in the museum of science history that is kept his telescope. The observatory of the city is also at a throw’s stone from the home where the scientist spent his last year. And finally Rome where his genius was first discovered but where many turned their back on him. To fully grasp the way the trial of Galileo went, one only needs to enter the inquisition room to imagine the horrid interrogations which he faced, those which would later force him to forswear the Copernician heliocentric model and to renounce his beliefs in front of the judges of the Holly Office. It is at this very moment that he would murmur the famous sentence « And yet it moves ». Galileo Galilei would not have been rehabilitated by the church before 1992.


HEMIS_268605 : Italy, Venetia, Padua, Bo Palace, headquarters for Padua university, poster for exhibition Mostra Letture Galileiane 2000


HEMIS_268557 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008

HEMIS_268574 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the facade of Santa Croce Basilica seen from Piazza Santa Croce

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Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Saint John Baptistery and Duomo Santa Maria Assunta (Saint Mary of the Assumption Cathedral)

Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the central nave of the cathedral, suspended at the centre, the lamp of Galileo Galilei


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Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO,the central nave of the cathedral, suspended at the centre, the lamp of Galileo Galilei

Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, facade of Duomo Santa Maria Assunta (Saint Mary of the Assumption Cathedral)

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Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the galery of Monumental cemetary (Camposanto)

Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, top of the leaning tower


HEMIS_268763 Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Museum of calculation tools, Galileo Galilei laboratory, Prof Vergara Caffarelli has rebuilt Galileo's machine to study the inertia principle and measure the acceleration of gravity

HEMIS_268778 Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Museum of calculation tools, Galileo Galilei Laboratory

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Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Physics University, Prof. Vergara Caffarelli, great specialist of Galileo Galilei who has made numerous experiments with the Italian scientist's principles

Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Museum of calculation tools, Galileo Galilei laboratory and its machine which studies the principle of inertia and the measure of acceleration of gravity


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Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Domus Galileiana, studies centre on Italian scientist Galileo Galilei where some of his original documents can be found

Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Domus Galileiana, studies centre on Italian scientist Galileo Galilei where some of his original documents can be found

HEMIS_268594 Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Ammannati House in Giusti street, birthplace of Galileo Galilei

HEMIS_268779 Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Ammannati house in Giusti street, birthplace of Galileo Galilei


HEMIS_268606 : Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the leaning tower and Duomo Santa Maria Assunta (Saint Mary of the Assumption Cathedral)


HEMIS_268560 Italy, Venetia, Padua, the Astrofiles group of Padua in Galileo Galilei Planetarium

HEMIS_268563 Italy, Venetia, Padua, Bo Palace, headquarters for Padua university, Quarante Room, master of sciences session, the candidate Michele Zanoni has just passed his diploma with the Galileo Galilei's Chair in the background

HEMIS_268561 Italy, Venetia, Padua, Bo Palace, headquarters for Padua university, Quarante Room, Galileo Galilei's Chair

HEMIS_268568 Italy, Venetia, Padua, la Specola museum, astronomical observatory of Padua


HEMIS_268572 Italy, Venetia, Padua, la Specola museum, astronomical observatory of Padua

HEMIS_268558 Italy, Venetia, Padua, headquarters for Padua University, party after the Master of Sciences diploma in front of the Bo Palace

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Italy, Venetia, Padua, headquarters for Padua University, party after the Master of Sciences diploma in front of the Bo Palace

Italy, Venetia, Padua, la Specola museum, the city seen from the tower of the astronomical observatory


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Italy, Venetia, Padua, in the courtyard of Bo Palace, headquarters of University, a gipsy musician awaits the arrival of the graduates

Italy, Venetia, Padua, la Specola museum, astronomical observatory of Padua, fresco depicting Galileo Galilei in the Figures Room

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Italy, Venetia, Padua, la Specola museum, astronomical observatory of Padua, the vault of the Figures room with astronomical observatory

Italy, Venetia, Padua, La Specola Museum, astronomical observatory of Padua, fresco representing Galileo Galilei seen through a telescope in the Figures room


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Italy, Venetia, Padua, Prof. Erasmo Capuzzo, of the Astrofiles group of Padua, leaving his house in Voltavarozzo District with a reflecting telescope for a session of observation of the stellar system

Italy, Venetia, Asiago, Astrophysics observatory of Pennar, telescope Copernico Cima Ekar, 182 cm, Inaf of astronomical observatory of Padua, photo : M51 Galassia

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Italy, Venetia, Asiago, Astrophysics observatory of Pennar, telescope Galilee, 122 cm, built in 1942 by the Galileo plant of Florence, astrophysicist Lina Tomasella

Italy, Venetia, Asiago, Astrophysics observatory of Pennar, telescope Copernico Cima Ekar, 182 cm, Inaf of astronomical observatory of Padua, technician Chiomento Venerio and photo Luna 1er quarto


HEMIS_268764 : Italy, Tuscany, Pisa, University of Physics, Prof. Vergara Caffarelli is a great specialist of Galileo Galilei and has made numerous experiments based on the Italian scientist theories


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Italy, Venetia, Asiago, telescope Copernico, 182 cm, Cima Ekar of astronomical observatory of Padua, the setting of AFOSC tool to create spectrums and images

Italy, Venetia, Asiago, Astrophysics observatory of Pennar, telescope Galileo Galilei, 122 cm, it was built in 1942 by the Galileo plant of Florence, astrophysicist Lina Tomasella presents a sensitive plaque of the moon taken with the Galileo in 1942

HEMIS_268553 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008

HEMIS_268554 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008


HEMIS_268555 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008

HEMIS_268575 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, Mrs Carmela Santalucia in charge of surveillance

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Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the statue of Galileo Galilei at the Offices Gallery

Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, Sidereus Nuncius, autograph manuscript of Galileo Galilei with the drawing of the different phases of the moon


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Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, autograph letter of Galileo Galilei to the great ducal secretary Belisario Vinta, dated Venice, 13 February 1610

Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, apostilles autographs by Galileo Galilei to the text of Baldassarre Capra.jpg

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Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, Mrs Roberta Masini in charge of surveillance

Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, the statue of Galileo Galilei at the Offices Gallery


HEMIS_268772 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008

HEMIS_268595 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, view over the Duomo and the Campanile from Michelangelo Square

HEMIS_268759 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008

HEMIS_268603 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008


HEMIS_268562 : Italy, Venetia, Padua, Bo Palace, headquarters for Padua university, Quarante Room, master of sciences session in front of Galileo Galilei's chair


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Italy, Venetia, Padua, Bo Palace, headquarters for Padua university, poster for exhibition Mostra Letture Galileiane 2000

Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Il Gioiello d'Arcetri, where Galileo Galilei spent time during his stay in Florence, astronomy Professor Francesco Palla and a colleague with a prototype of Galilee astronomical telescope in the great scientist's room

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Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Il Gioiello d'Arcetri, where Galileo Galilei spent time during his stay in Florence, astronomy Professor Francesco Palla and a colleague with a prototype of Galilee astronomical telescope in the great scientist's room

Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, paratroops military from Folgore Division near Ponte Vecchio


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Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici, it is in this villa on top of Trinità dei Monti hill that Galileo Galilei stayed during his trial with the Church of Rome

Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici

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Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici, it is in this villa at the top of Trinità dei Monti hill that Galileo Galilei stayed during the times of his trial brought by the church of Rome

Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici, it is in this villa at the top of Trinità dei Monti hill that Galileo Galilei stayed during the times of his trial brought by the church of Rome


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Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, stairs of San Macuto Palace which houses the library of the members of Parliament

Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, San Macuto Palace which houses the library of the members of Parliament , Galileo room (history) where the trial of Galileo Galilei took place

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Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, stairs of San Macuto Palace which houses the library of the members of parliament, the cell where Galileo Galilei awaited his jugement after the trial

Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici, tourists, it is in this villa on top of TrinitĂ  dei Monti hill that Galileo Galilei stayed during his trial with the Church of Rome


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Italy, Lazio, Castel Gandolfo, astronomical observatory of Specola Vaticana, father Maffeo

Italy, Lazio, Castel Gandolfo, father Funes, the Director of astronomical observatory of Specola Vaticana

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Italy, Lazio, Castel Gandolfo, astronomical observatory of Specola Vaticana, a workman on the terrace of the observatory

Italy, Lazio, Castel Gandolfo, astronomical observatory of Specola Vaticana, father Maffeo


HEMIS_268576 : Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, Mrs Carmela Santalucia in charge of surveillance


HEMIS_268775 Italy, Lazio, Rome, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Villa Medici, French artist Raphaelle Paupart Borne who has obtained a grant is photographed in her studio

HEMIS_268774 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, historical centre listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, National central library of Florence, manuscripts room, portrait of Galileo Galilei in the archives room Buonamici

HEMIS_268760 Italy, Tuscany, Florence, astronomical observatory of Arcetri, bambineide 2008


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