Galileo’s astronomical observations (briefly discussed on page 389 of the textbook) was met with resistance, particularly from the Church.  Galileo, though a scientist, was also very religious.  He found no contradiction between his religious beliefs and his scientific work. 


In 1615, he wrote this letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, a patron and supporter. 


Instructions:  Please respond to the following questions.  A question goes with the paragraph(s) indented below it.


1.  According to Galileo, why was there opposition to his discoveries?  Who eventually came to “see the light”? Who did not