Museo Galileo is proposing two events to celebrate Galileo's 460° birthday.
GALILEO TRA OROSCOPI E CANNOCCHIALI
Guided visit to the Medicean instruments
15 February 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
During the years he spent in Padua, Galileo Galilei made some horoscopes. This lesser-known aspect of the great scientist's activity will be the starting point for introducing participants to some of the museum's extraordinary scientific instruments, evidence of a time when astrology with its calculations and predictions was a widespread practice, which was followed with great interest.
The visit will be held in Italian.
Free admission for museum ticket holders.
Reservation recommended at 0039 055 265311.
CONCERT BY THE FLORENCE UNIVERSITY CHOIR - CANCELLED DUE TO MOURNING
17 February 2024 at 4:30 p.m. - NEW DATE: 16 March 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Galileo Galilei was well acquainted with the music of his time: his father Vincenzo was a well-known musician and one of his brothers, Michelangelo, was a composer and lutenist. Galileo himself studied the vibration of strings and discovered the relationship between the length of the string and the frequency of the emitted sound. To celebrate him, Museo Galileo is proposing an itinerary through the choral music of his time.
Free admission subject to availability.
Reservations recommended at 0039 055 265311.