Vatican to host Galileo exhibit





A new exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of Galileo's work is set to open in the Vatican.

The Catholic Church once labelled Galileo, now regarded as modern astronomy's founding father, a heretic.

Now a selection of Galileo's instruments - along with those of other key figures in astronomy - are being put on display in the Vatican.

There will also be some of Galileo's original documents in which he excitedly recorded his first discoveries.

The exhibition runs until January.



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