August 25, 1609 CE – Galileo Galilei Demonstrates the Telescope to Venetian Officals

August 25, 1609 CE – Galileo Galilei Demonstrates the Telescope to Venetian OfficalsRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The wealthy city-state of Venice, bustling with trade at all times, had a critical problem: hostile boats from other seafaring regions attacking merchant ships spreading Venetian goods around the Mediterranean Sea. In order to help minimize the occurrences of such treachery, an obscure mathematician from the University of Padua named Galileo Galilei stepped forward with an improvement on a relatively new technology in the hopes of selling it to the Venetian Senate. On August 25, 1609, he presented a modification on a Dutch design for what would go on to become […]