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On the telescope:
Room V
Room V of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence holds many rare seventeenth century telescopes. The show Medicean Skies has just been installed in the room.
Playing with lenses
The game lets you reconstruct virtually four famous seventeenth century telescopes.

To play you must have the plug-in of Macromedia Flash 5 [download now]
How to make a "Galileian" Telescope
Reconstruct Galileo's telescope at home. How? Download this illustrated instruction sheet.

Open the PDF [513 kb]          Download the ZIP file [363 kb]

To read the document, you must have Acrobat Reader [download now]

On Galileo Galilei:
Room IV
Room IV of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence holds precious instruments and relics.
Galileo's telescope [Italian only]
Explore Galileo's telescope through slide shows, interactive 3D model and interactive animations.
Galileo//Thek@ [Italian only]
Enter the Galileo//Thek@, the galileian digital integrated archives.

On the history of astronomy:
A Thousand Years of Astronomy [Italian only]
Access the complete chronology of astronomical studies in the seventeenth century, with biographical links.
The Cimento and Astronomy [Italian only]
Access the pages of the site Scienziati a Corte [Scientists at Court] concerning the astronomical studies of the members of the academy.

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