n.17 / March 16, 2015
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Braille Writing Techniques and Instruments
On the occasion of the National Braille Day on February 21st, Museo Galileo presented the new facilities for visitors with visual disabilities, namely a tactile tour featuring reproductions of scientific instruments, a Braille guide book with tactile images and a guide book for the visually impaired, both in Italian and English.

Never Before Seen: Instruments from Warehouse

Compass Dial
Square base plate engraved with a circle graduated in one half with a degree scale 90-0-90 reading to one degree and signed in the centre of the other half....

Book Reviews on the History of Science
Looking Back (In the Year 1715)

Giuseppe Campani (1635-1715)
Campani was born in Castel San Felice, near Spoleto. At an early age, he moved to Rome, where he achieved distinction as a watch-maker, mechanic, and optician. Initially, he worked with his elder brothers Matteo, a parish priest and mechanics enthusiast, and Pier Tommaso, clockmaker to the Vatican...

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