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             invented the telescope." This is what most people say when
             they think about Galileo. However, Galileo did not even
             invent the telescope; he only made improvements to it so it
             could be used for astronomy. Galileo did use it to make
             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 pr


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