Google celebrates the 400th Anniversary of Galileo's Telescope, Tuscany does Too

I mentioned the events celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Galileo's telescope in a previous post and was happy to learn from Turismo in Toscana (the official and very good tourist guide for the region) before even using Google today that Google joined the party with its daily icon below.


Space Online Today spoils the party in Telescope is 400 years old by noting that there is a controversy as to who has the title of first creator mentioning Dutch Hans Lippershey as a close competitor to Galileo.

Want to dig some more James Owen enlightens us with GALILEO'S TELESCOPE AT 400: Facts, Myths, More for National Geographic (August 25th)

In any case Grazie Google!

Related: Telescope and Paintbrush, Science and Art in Age of Galileo, Palazzo Blu, Pisa

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