n.6 / December 10, 2012

Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti. An Italian Scientist from the 1700s
Museo Galileo in collaboration with the University of Florence's Museum of Natural History has dedicated a special thematic digital library on the life and works of this Florentine scientist, in honour of the 300-year anniversary of his birth. This website is in Italian only.

Never Before Seen: Instruments from Warehouse

Rectangular sundial on a slate slab, with two gnomons for the two etched dials, one for astronomical hours, the other for Italian and Babylonian hours

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Looking Back (In the Year 1712)

Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712)
Born in Perinaldo, near Imperia, and studied at the Jesuit college in Genoa. In 1648, traveled to Panzano, near Bologna, at the invitation of the Marchese Cornelio Malvasia, who placed his astronomical instruments at his disposal.

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