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Johan Schreck: Galileo's Friend in China
Johann Schreck joined the Jesuit order in 1611, the same year that he used Galileo's telescope to observe the satellites of Jupiter. Upon becoming a Jesuit Schreck joined the Jesuit mission in China, taking with him a ...
Maria Cunitz: Kepler's Defender
Maria Cunitz was one of the first astronomers to adopt Johann Kepler's astronomy. She made Kepler's achievement easy to grasp, and demonstrated that Kepler's laws were more accurate than anything that had come before. This ...
Margaret Bryan: Science Education
Margaret Bryan was a schoolmistress for a boarding school for girls in London, in which she taught mathematics and science. She also published several popular scientific textbooks on astronomy, geography, and natural ...
Urania's Mirror: Constellation Cards
Urania's Mirror was a set of constellation cards designed to aid in the teaching and learning of constellations. This set includes 32 cards, each focused upon one or a few constellations. Holes punched in the positions of ...
Pythagorean Solids: Five Regular Solids
Throughout history the regular solids were a point of intrigue by astronomers, mathematicians, artists, and philosophers. The Pythagoreans proved that there are only five regular solids: the cube, triangle, octahedron, ...
Elisabeth Hevelius: Observational Astronomer
Elisabeth Hevelius, wife of Johann Hevelius, was an astronomer in her own right. They worked together in the observatory of their Gdansk home to measure angular widths and distances with a great sextant, which required two ...
Maria Merian: World-Traveling Entomologist
Maria Merian (1647-1717), skilled in both art and natural history, studied the relationships between flowers and insects. She conducted research in gardens and museums, produced detailed sketches and beautiful paintings, ...
Libraries as makers of OER: A Pilot Project
The University of Oklahoma Libraries and the History of Science Collection have spent the last year planning Galileo's World, an exhibition showcasing the time period of Galileo through 300 rare books, hand-crafted instrument ...
Activities Handout for Constellations
Suggested activities to be used in conjunction with Constellation Coloring Pages and Card Sets.
The Bible and Science: Calvin, Newton & Other Writers
Quotations from various important Christian interpreters about the relationship between the Bible and Science. Aimed at helping learners differentiate between four key frameworks of relating the Bible and Science.