The great technical discovery of the telescope is presented through Galileo Galilei's Sidereus nuncius.
Paolo Galluzzi has been Professor of History of Science at Florence University and is Director of the Institute and National Museum of History of Science in Florence. He was a member of the National Council of Cultural and Environmental Heritage and Chairman of the International Scientific Committee of the Nobel Foundation that piloted the Nobel Museum. He is President of the Commission for the National Edition of manuscripts and drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, and edited Einaudi’s History of Science. He has made a special study of Renaissance scientists and engineers and traced the growth of the school of Galileo Galilei. Among his publications: Leonardo e i proporzionanti (Florence 1989); Gli ingegneri del Rinascimento (Florence 1996); Mechanical Marvels (Florence 1997); Beautiful Minds. I Nobel italiani (with L. Manetti, Firenze 2004); Tra Atomi e Indivisibili. La materia ambigua di Galileo (Firenze 2011); Libertà di filosofare in Naturalibus. I mondi paralleli di Cesi e Galileo (Roma 2014).