Italian astronomers to re-create Galileo's telescope

For the 400th anniversary of Galileo's creation of his telescope, a group of Italian scientists will recreate "the kind of telescope and conditions that led to Galileo’s world-changing observations."

The Arcetri Observatory and the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, both in Flornence, Italy, plan to use "the recreated apparatus to catalogue all the objects recorded in Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius (or, in English, “Starry Messenger”), the treatise that Galileo published in 1610 which included many of his early observations."