Exhibition in Florence: Galileo. Images of the universe from antiquity to the telescope

Galileo Exhibition in Florence - March 13 - August 30, 2009

2009 is the year dedicated to Galileo.

Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the extraordinary human and intellectual adventure that led to the current conception of the universe.
The exhibition reconstructs the history of the Cosmos, as designed and shown extending the Scientific Revolution, in the context of social and cultural events that have characterized the Mediterranean and European civilization.

An exciting journey that starts with the visions and mystical poetry prior to the Greeks, it enriches the complex architecture of Ptolemy, passing through the vital contribution of astronomy and Arab lands to the revolutionary theory of Copernicus shot from Galileo and Kepler, which contributed significantly the affirmation of the final new concept of the universe.

This fascinating history is illustrated dramatically from scientific instruments of exceptional beauty and ingenuity, celestial atlases, drawings, paintings, sculptures, archaeological finds and precious illuminated manuscripts from the most prestigious museums and libraries around the world. All this is explained and supported by extraordinary operating cosmological models made for the occasion. Multimedia applications and suggestive movies explore the key issues. Look at the video of the exhibition.

A special section is reserved for the original telescope of Galileo came up to us (preserved in the Museum of the History of Science in Florence).

Curated by Paolo Galluzzi, director of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, the exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage, the Regione Tuscana, by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi . The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza is also responsible for the scientific direction.
Information: +39 055 2645155

Exhibition hours: Daily 9 a.m - 8 p.m
Thursday 9 a.m - 11 p.m
Last admission to the exhibition 1 hour before closing
Full € 10,00
Reduced  € 8,50 € 8,00 € 7,50
Schools € 4,00   
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We just saw the exhibit in Florence and we were amazed. This is a MUST SEE!!! Is the book available on the website in English?

Galileo's Exhibit in Florence

IT'S WONDERFUL!!! Totally recommend it. Very complete and well done curation to bring together such an amazing collection of objects, art and instruments (from great museums from around the world) relating to the history of astronomy. Super educational...we spent 3 hrs looking at it! It's an Impressive Exhibit :-)

The exhibition on Galileo

I enjoyed the exhibit very much. It was very well done and very educational. However, the people selling the tickets and the person in the book shop appeared to care less about helping people. I wanted to buy one of the books in the book shop but the clerk (a young girl) was to busy talking on her cell phone to help so we finally just left. I would still recommend the exhibit. Does anyone know of a website for the book shop where you can order things?

Galileo Galilei Exhibition in Florence

Really nice! I suggest it!

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