Where Nasa & Star Trek Started: Galileo’s Observatory, Padova

... be standing there at that point if it hadn’t been for great thinkers and dreamers before us. In Padova, not far from Venice, you can visit the Galileo’s Observatory and get taken to the place where NASA, as well as Star Trek, all started. Located on the southwest corner of the historic center, the tower was Galileo’s refuge from the city lights and allowed him to track the movement of the stars without being interfered. The tower is now part of the University of Padova and guided...
August 17th, 2009 | The Venice Guide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Galileo, History & Information, off-the-beaten-path, Padova, Tours