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Introduction to the Constellations
A short introduction to the constellations, able to be used alongside Urania's Mirror Constellation Set.
Six Cosmological Systems: Phases of Venus
It is often thought that Galileo's discovery of the phases of venus demonstrated the contested heliocentric model of the universe. However, such an understanding is overly simplistic of the early modern account of astronomy. ...
Six Cosmological Systems: Geocentric vs. Heliocentric
Explore the various cosmological systems in the early modern world with this learning leaflet, while at the same time utilizing your inductive reasoning skills.
Coma Berenices Learning Leaflet
Coma Berenices is the only one of the modern 88 official constellations named after a historical figure. It represents the hair of Berenice, Queen of Egypt (267 221 BCE), who reigned with Ptolemy III Euergetes. Learn more ...
Catherine Whitwell: Astronomy & Creative Writing
Catherine Whitwell wrote an introduction to the night sky as a dialogue between a mother and daughter. It contains 23 engraved plates drawn by Whitwell herself, including four hand colored folding plates. One of the plates ...
Inclined Plane: Law of Falling Bodies
Galileo described his experiment with an inclined plane in his book, Two New Sciences. In this work Galileo was operating within a research tradition in physics known as "impetus." This tradition, begun in the 6th century ...
Orion the Hunter
Three stars in a row make up Orion s belt, within a rectangle of four bright stars representing his shoulders and feet. Since Orion's belt of three bright stars lies nearly upon the celestial equator, Orion is visible from ...
Phases of Venus: Riccioli, New Almagest
The phases of Venus were an item of discussion in early modern Europe as scientists sought to determine whether it was evidence of the heliocentric system. Yet among the scientists it was anything but conclusive that this ...
Orion: Baba, Nobutake (1706)
This work, written by a Kyoto physician, represents Asian astronomy in the generation following Adam Schall. Baba countered superstitious interpretations of solar eclipses, and used magnetic theory rather than yin and yang ...
Galileo's World Reprise, "Walking Tours."
Galileo's World reprise offers visitors another chance to experience the award-winning exhibition. Materials on display at partner locations will return to OU Libraries and be available in a rotating display located in the ...