This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Galileo Galilei - This person was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, and physicist responsible for the refined development of the telescope.
Suor Maria Celeste Galilei - This person was christened Virginia Galilei, was firstborn daughter of Galileo Galilei and Marina Gamba of Venice.
Livia Galilei - This person was Galileo's sister, after whom his second daughter was named.
Giordano Bruno - This person was a Dominican friar accused of heresy and burned at the stake in Rome in 1600.
Nicolaus Copernicus - This person was a mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who lived in the...
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