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Nick Wilding

Nick Wilding, who teaches history at Georgia State University, is working on a new translation of Galileo’s Dialogo.

Galileo

Nick Wilding, 2 June 2011

In the winter of 1609-10, Galileo Galilei made a series of astronomical observations that added to the growing list of anomalies threatening the stability of the earth-centred Ptolemaic cosmos. His weak spyglass made mountains appear on the formerly pristine moon, resolved the Milky Way into innumerable stars, multiplied the number of objects in well-charted constellations and, most...

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