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The Copernican Revolution
A brief survey
By Jose Wudka

Exploratorium: Ancient Observatories

Galileo Project
"...a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time."
- Rice University

Jantar Mantar: The Astronomical Observatories of Jai Singh II
"Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed five astronomical observatories in west central India."
By Cornell University Professor of Art, Barry Perlus.

Planetary Data System
"...archives and distributes digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science to ensure the long-term usability of data, to stimulate research, to facilitate data access, and to support correlative analysis."

PBS NOVA - Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
Interactive companion to the TV broadcast
Sections include: His Life ; His Place in Science ; His Telescope (and Sir Isaac's) ; His Big Mistake ; His Experiments ; Falling Objects ; Projectiles ; Inclined Planes ; Pendulums ; Links & Books ; Teacher's Guide ; Transcript.

Smithsonian - National Air and Space Museum (NASM)
"...maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight."

Space Today Online
Sections include: Space Shuttles ; Space Stations ; Satellites ; Astronauts ; History ; Solar System ; Deep Space ; Rockets ; Global Links.
Edited by Anthony R. Curtis, Ph.D.

The Solar System
Emphasis on the historical development for the beginning or non-science major.
Web syllabus and notes from Astronomy 161, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, University of Tennessee

Traditions of the Sun : Explore the World's Ancient Observatories
"We invite you to explore this site, to learn about the ancestral Native Americans in New Mexico and the ancient Maya in the Yucatan, while gaining a better understanding of the active Sun, and its importance to themóand, to us."






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