Discuss Galileo's relationship with the Jesuits.
What was Sidereus Nuncius? Why was it important?
Discuss the character of Cardinal Bellarmine. How did he and Galileo become adversaries?
Analyze the character of Pope Urban VII. Why did he turn against Galileo?
How did Galileo's father influence his son's education?
Discuss Galileo's career as a university professor. Why did he leave Padua for a post in Tuscany in 1609?
How did Galileo's combative personality contribute to his success? How did it hurt his career?