Medici Stars

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Medici Stars

 

the name given by Galileo to four large satellites of Jupiter, discovered in 1610 (named after Cosimo de’ Medici, a duke of Tuscany). The name did not receive wide acceptance.

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The implications of patronage have a long history: from Galileo's naming the Medician stars after his patron; to John Wesley Powell's assertions in the 1880s that scientists, as "radical democrats," are entitled to unfettered federal patronage; to research agencies' attempts to meet the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.