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By Clicking on the links below you will be able to access information about the life and theories of Galileo and the theories of the Catholic Church. Remember to look for answers to questions as you read.

Online Resources:

The Galileo Project - This is a fabulous link that gives information on life, theories, pictures, house, trial, death, and much more information on Galileo.
Galileo Biography - Explanation of Life of Galileo
Galileo Letter - Letter from Galileo to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany explaining his opinions of the belief of the Catholic Church
Galileo Biography #2 - Another explanation of the Life of Galileo
Galileo Links - This site has a ton of links with information on Galileo
Galileo Bio/Copernicus Bio - More information on Galileo including information on Copernicus and the opinions of the Catholic Church.
Galileo Biography #3
Galileo Biography #4 - Explanations of the Life of Galileo
Galileo Biography #5
Opinion about Galileo - Letter from Cardinal Robert Bellarmine about the theories of Galileo
Galileo and the Inquisition - Link explains what an inquisition is and goes into detail on the trial of Galileo

Written References:

Drake, S. Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography. Chicago, IL: New York: Dover, 1995.
MacRobert, A. "Astronomy with a $5 Telescope." Sky & Telescope, pp. 384-387, April 1990.
Misner, C. W.; Thorne, K. S.; and Wheeler, J. A. Gravitation. San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman, 1973.
Redondi, P. Galileo Heretic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Reston, J. Jr. Galileo: A Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
Segre, M. In the Wake of Galileo. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Sharratt, M. Galileo: Decisive Innovator. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Sobel, D. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. New York: Walker, 1999.
van Helden, A. Starry Messenger. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Drake, S. Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography. Chicago, IL: New York: Dover, 1995.
MacRobert, A. "Astronomy with a $5 Telescope." Sky & Telescope, pp. 384-387, April 1990.
Misner, C. W.; Thorne, K. S.; and Wheeler, J. A. Gravitation. San Francisco, CA: W. H. Freeman, 1973.
Redondi, P. Galileo Heretic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987.
Reston, J. Jr. Galileo: A Life. New York: HarperCollins, 1994.
Segre, M. In the Wake of Galileo. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1992.
Sharratt, M. Galileo: Decisive Innovator. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Sobel, D. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. New York: Walker, 1999.
van Helden, A. Starry Messenger. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1989.