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Galileo's telescope at the G8 meeting

The Art of Italian Expertise
L'Aquila, July 6 - August 6, 2009


Galileo's telescopeThe Institute and Museum of the History of Science is taking part in the The Art of Italian Expertise exhibition, promoted by the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, the Ministero del Turismo and Regione Abruzzo on the occasion of next G8 meeting in L'Aquila. The exhibition will be held in the "Vincenzo Giudice" Officer School of the Guardia di Finanza of Coppito, close to L'Aquila, from July 6 to August 6, 2009. The IMSS will lend one of the only two remaining original telescopes of Galileo that are usually both part of the Florentine museum's collections. Galileo's telescope is currently part of the special exhibition Galileo: Images of the universe from antiquity to the telescope being held at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence until August 30, 2009. The precious instrument will leave Palazzo Strozzi only for a few days during the G8 meeting for a special viewing together with a new satellite prototype developed by the ESA/Telespazio Galileo Project and a video on the activities of the Space Centre in Fucino, devoted to in-orbit satellite control and telecommunication systems. The original instrument will be replaced with a replica after the G8 meeting.


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