invent the telescope; he only made improvements to it so it.
many important discoveries about astronomy, though; many.
of these discoveries helped to prove that the sun was the.
center of the galaxy. Galileo also made many important.
contributions to Physics; he discovered that the path of a.
projectile was a parabola, that objects do not fall with.
speeds proportional to their weight, and much more. For.
these discoveries, Galileo is often referred to as the founder.
of modern experimental science. Galileo Galilei was born in.
Pisa, Italy on February 15, 1564. Until he was about 10.
years old, Galileo lived in Pisa; in 1574 the family moved to.
Florence where Galileo started his education at.
Vallombroso, a nearby monastery. In 1581, Galileo went to.
the University of Pisa to study medicine, the field his father.
wanted him to peruse. While at the University of Pisa,.
Galileo discovered his interest in Physics and Mathematics;.
he switched his major from medicine to mathematics. In.
1585, he decided to leave the university without a degree to.
pursue a job as a teacher. He spend four years looking for a.
job; during this time, he tutored privately and wrote on some.
discoveries that he had made. In 1589, Galileo was given the.
job of professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa.
His contract was not renewed in 1592, but received another.
job at the University of Padua as the chair of Mathematics;.
his main duties were to teach Geometry and Astrology.
Galileo taught at the university for eighteen years. Galileo.
made many important discoveries from the time he was born.
to when he left the University of Padua, 1564-1610. While.
attending the University of Pisa, 1584, Galileo discovered.
the principle of isochronism. Isochronism showed that the.
period of a pendulum remains the same no matter what the.
amplitude is. Galileo was said to have discovered this while.
watching a chandelier swing in the cathedral next to the.
Leaning Tower of Pisa.