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Galileo's 1611 drawing of lunar craters. [c1655]. Galileo Galilei (1554-1642), Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist, described his telescopic observations of the Moon in a letter to the Swiss Jesuit astronomer, Christopher Grienberger (1564-1636) in 1611. From 'Operere di Galileo Galilei' ('The Works of Galileo Galilei'), edited Carlo Manolessi, (Bologna, 1655-56). Woodcut.

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Galileo's 1611 drawing of lunar craters. [c1655].  Galileo Galilei (1554-1642), Italian mathematician, astronomer and physicist, described his telescopic observations of the Moon in a letter to the  Swiss Jesuit astronomer, Christopher Grienberger (1564-1636) in 1611. From 'Operere di Galileo Galilei' ('The Works of Galileo Galilei'), edited Carlo Manolessi, (Bologna, 1655-56). Woodcut.