By G. V. Coyne S. J. (auth.), Cesare Barbieri, Jürgen H. Rahe, Torrence V. Johnson, Anita M. Sohus (eds.)
The thought of getting a convention in Padova describing the consequences acquired via the Galileo spacecraft and the features of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo begun in 1995, whilst a couple of colleagues from either side of the Atlantic all started changing feedback and ideas. taking a look at the schedules of the 2 groups, it was once transparent that the start of January 1997 will be a great time to carry the convention; those dates additionally fortunately coincided with the dates of the memorable discovery of the Medicean moons of Jupiter through Galileo Galilei in Padova in 1610. to stress those 3 components, the identify of the convention used to be then proposed and approved through the concerned events: NASA and JPL within the usa, the German area company DARA, the collage of Padova, and the Astronomical Observatory in Padova. I desire to remember a couple of key dates: In January 1610, Galileo--from his condo in Padova--had the 1st trace of 3 after which 4 stars hooked up to Jupiter. In December 1995, the probe published from the spacecraft entered the ambience of Jupiter, and the spacecraft entered orbit approximately Jupiter. those amazing occasions have been at JPL through a few representatives of many associations and area corporations. In June 1996, the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo used to be inaugurated by means of the King of Spain Juan Carlos I, within the presence of Prof. Luigi Berlinguer, Minister of collage and technology. those ceremonies happened because the spacecraft all started traveling the moon Europa.
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