Conversing with the Starry Messenger

Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius, published in 1610, is one of the most thrilling and important scientific texts ever written, and the Linda Hall Library’s copy, arguably one of the most important copies in existence, is still revealing its secrets after 400 years.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born Feb. 15, 1564. He is one of the most famous scientists who ever lived, and he came onto the scientific scene in 1610 with a bombshell, Sidereus nuncius (Starry Messenger). Not only was this the first book to reveal what the moon looks like…