Title: Galileo, title page from Sidereus Nuncius (The Sidereal Messenger), Venice, 1610
Original Format: photograph: negative
Description: In the Sidereus Nuncius, Galileo announced to the world the discoveries made with his new telescope or “perspicilli,” especially the “four planets” circling Jupiter--in fact, Jupiter’s moons--which he names the Medicean stars for his patron, Cosimo II de Medici.
Collection: Rare Books
Caltech Archives ID: RB-GG1610a-1