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The exhibit, just one of the many initiatives sponsored by the Vatican in celebration of this anniversary, is seen as a way for the Catholic Church to mend the unfortunate rift caused by the famous Galileo Trial — a trial that many believe proves the incompatibility of science and religion. However, as historians note, the trial resulted from a complicated clash of political factors rather than the overly simplistic idea that science and religion can’t get along. Still, the trial is still often misused as proof that science and religion are at odds.
Tommaso Maccacaro, president of Italy’s national institute of astrophysics, hopes the exhibit will show visitors that telescopes are not just tools of science, but tools of culture as well. Our knowledge of the skies above can also spark a desire to learn about the one who set their creation in motion.
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