“Study the Universe,” The John Christoforo Memorial Windows
Dedicated December 26, 1999
Designed and painted by James Francis Smith of Burlington, Mass.,
Fabricated by the Burnham LaRoche Associates of Medford
© Melrose Public Library
The far right John Christoforo Memorial window is entitled “Study the Universe” further suggesting the curiosity of Mankind, this time in reaching toward the stars for more knowledge of himself. Galileo, who paved the way for our present exploration of space, is portrayed as seated with his telescope before a star-filled window and a background active with the swirling orbits of planets. Galileo shows us a diagram of the Copernican model of our solar system, a theory proved correct through his telescopic observations.