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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 ...
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.
Boldly Explore: Camille Flammarion (1888)
Science is a quest of discovery, the challenge of boldly exploring where no one has gone before. That is the appeal and rhetorically durable theme which has made this woodcut so appealing. Many have reprinted this illustration ...
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 ...
Introduction to the Constellations
A short introduction to the constellations, able to be used alongside Urania's Mirror Constellation Set.
The Trial of Galileo
The story of Galileo’s trial in 1633 intertwines two crucial earlier episodes: 1. Galileo’s encounter with the Inquisition in 1616; and 2. Publication of Galileo’s Dialogue on the Two Chief Systems of the World in ...
Banned Books of the Scientific Revolution
The three most famous banned books of the Copernican revolution, listed in chronological order, are On the Revolutions of Copernicus (1543); a Commentary on the biblical book of Job by Zúñiga, a theologian in Salamanca; ...
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 ...
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 ...