The Instrument that Changed the World
The major fall exhibition is about Galileo Galilei and his importance for modern science. One of Galileo's original telescopes are shown.
Modern science is in many ways based on the scientific revolution that was started when Galileo in 1609 directed his telescope towards the moon. This exhibition explains why this experiment was so revolutionary: how it came to change our idea of the world, and how Galileo's method laid the foundations for the modern scientific method.
Only two of Galileo's original telecopes remain; one of these is the centerpiece of the exhibition.
-"This is as close as you get to the Mona Lisa in the history of science", says head curator Olov Amelin.
Höstens stora utställning handlar om Galileo Galilei och hans betydelse för den moderna vetenskapen. Ett av Galileos originalteleskop visas.
2009 is the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy, marking the 400th anniversary of when Galileo first aimed his telescope on the moon.
The exhibition is curated by Giorgio Strano and is on loan from Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence. More on the exhibition can be found on their homepage.
The exhibition is supported by main sponsor Officine Panerai, The Swedish National Space Board, the Swedish Research Council and Vinnova.