This letter reflects a pivotal moment in human history, some have said it helped change our understanding of the Universe forever. Galileo even points out the telescopes potential use in warfare, but more importantly in the lower section he notes bright objects around Jupiter. After a few nights of observation he determines these are moons!
This was the first time observational data showed objects orbiting a body other than Earth. Taking us away from the center of the Universe. A unique gift idea for those studying, teachers or those who just love science.
What will you receive:
1 x Hand Galileo drawing
1 x Certificate that describes the piece, so you can become an expert!
1 x Set of stick on labels
Each one is Signed, & Serial Numbered in the order it was created. As each one is hand made & staining process is random, it may differ slightly from the one pictured, every single one is unique!
Multiple Sizes available at checkout, don’t see the size you need? We can custom trim these to your frame!
Don’t want the aged look? – We can also draw it onto any of these papers – Available at checkout
Mohawk, felt texture, cream color -216gsm
Mohawk, felt texture, white color -216gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Sage – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Salmon – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Natural – 176gsm
Parchment, smooth texture, Dark Natural – 176gsm
The Translation of the page:
Most Serene Prince.
Galileo Galilei most humbly prostrates himself before Your Highness, watching carefully, and with all spirit of willingness, not only to satisfy what concerns the reading of mathematics in the study of Padua, but to write of having decided to present to Your Highness a telescope that will be a great help in maritime and land enterprises. I assure you I shall keep this new invention a great secret and show it only to Your Highness. The telescope was made for the most accurate study of distances. This telescope has the advantage of discovering the ships of the enemy two hours before they can be seen with the natural vision and to distinguish the number and quality of the ships and to judge their strength and be ready to chase them, to fight them, or to flee from them; or, in the open country to see all details and to distinguish every movement and preparation."
[Below the text are diagrams and notes documenting the position of Jupiter’s moons on several nights in January 1610.]