Simon Marius, German astronomer

Simon Marius, German astronomer

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Caption: Simon Marius (c.1570-1624), German astronomer. Marius, independently of Galileo, discovered the four major moons of Jupiter in 1609. He named them Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. He was an early user of telescopes, using them to study the Andromeda galaxy.

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