Along with Galileo, it represents Brecht at his epic apogee.
Aristotle saw a universe with a stationary earth at the center and Galileo saw a universe with the earth in motion about the sun.
Aristotle and Galileo looked up at the same lights in the night sky.
Galileo had now made such progress that he was able to continue his geometrical studies by himself.
Your Galileo had a hard time when he said that the sun stood still.
A third form of telescope is that invented by the great Italian astronomer, Galileo, in 1609.
And they were against astronomy, and Galileo was one of the victims.
The three cadets turned quickly, their eyes sweeping the valley for the first sight of the shining Tower of Galileo.
Galileo and his colleagues did not long remain on good terms.
It will be remembered that Galileo was the discoverer of the craters on the moon.
An Italian scientist of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries; his full name was Galileo Galilei. Galileo proved that objects with different masses fall at the same velocity. One of the first persons to use a telescope to examine objects in the sky, he saw the moons of Jupiter, the mountains on the moon, and sunspots.
Note: Authorities of the Roman Catholic Church forced Galileo to renounce his belief in the model of the solar system proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus. Galileo had to assert that the Earth stands still, and the sun revolves around it. A famous legend holds that Galileo, after making this public declaration about a motionless Earth, muttered, “Nevertheless, it does move.”
["Galileo: A Strongly Typed Interactive Conceptual Language", A. Albano et al, ACM Trans Database Sys 10(2):230-260 (June 1985)].