The Science Museum in Florence, Italy
My wife Julie and I went to Italy to celebrate our 30th anniversary. I have put together a new educational public photo presentation about our fascinating visit to the Museo Galileo in Florence. I call the talk, “Galileo’s Fingers”. While at the museum, I saw two telescopes that were actually made by Galileo, as well as a number of other scientific instruments constructed by this great genius. The museum was filled with interesting archaic scientific instruments from many sources dating back over a span of a thousand years, including: antique telescopes, armillary spheres, celestial globes, etc.
Why a peculiar title like “Galileo’s Fingers”? Well, preserved in ornate glass bell jars, I saw and photographed (you guessed it) Galileo’s fingers!
Anyone interested in a presentation of this program for their group can message me on Facebook or Twitter or leave a comment here. For a list of my other public presentations, click this link: http://astromaven.blogspot.com/2015/03/public-speaking-presentations-by-rick.html