The sixteenth meeting was held January 20-21, 2006, at the University of Cincinnati, hosted by Charles Groetsch, one of the founding members of the Reading Group.  The topic of the meeting was the famous and important work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) on kinematics, as it appeared in Days Three and Four of his Discorsi e dimonstrzioni mathematiche intorno a due nuove scienze (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences), published posthumously in 1654 and available in English translation by Stillman Drake (U. Wisc. Pr., 1974).