this series honors Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

Jupiter's moon Callisto

The image is a digital rendering of the surface of Callisto, Jupiter's moon.

"The undersigned gentlemen … having received certification from the Reformers of the University of Padua … with an oath, that the book entitled Sidereus Nuncius by Galileo Galilei there is nothing contrary to the Holy Catholic Faith, Principles, or good customs, and that it is worthy of being printed, allow it a license so that it can be printed in this city. Written on the first day of March 1610[.]"

From the official document signed by the Council of Ten and Coadjutor of the Congregation on Blasphemy, granting permission for the publication of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius (Astronomical Message).


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