Thursday, April 2, 2009

Galileo's Telescope Spied in Philly

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Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei's telescope is in Philadelphia from now until September 7, 2009. The telescope's arrival marks the first, and only time it will be housed at a museum outside of Florence while its home base undergoes repairs.

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Given Philadelphia's track record for handling priceless artifacts I'm beginning to question the wisdom of Florence's Museum of the History of Science.

The only other major historic artifact located in Philadelphia has a big crack in it...