by Galileo Galilei. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.
The telescope pictured here is an exact replica on display at the Griffith Park Observatory, one the many improved exhibits from the 2002 – 2005 renovation project…
Camera: Olympus E620, Zuiko lens @ 22mm, ISO:325
Los Angeles, California