Galileo mementos in Padua
History of Astronomy
The Galileo Project, Rice University
Galileo: Science and Religion
Newton on the Web: Newton's unpublished manuscripts are being put onto the Web.
The Harmony of the Spheres: See a nice illustrated summary of the main line of astronomical history at
See the homepage of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science of Florence, Italy.
The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Physics Education News June
1998 Number 2.
GALILEO PER TUTTI
Galileo Galilei laid the groundwork for classical mechanics in his book, Discorsi, published in 1638. Discorsi is based on Galileo's studies of the motion of objects and the records he kept in his "Notes on Motion." These notes, due to their high historical and scholarly value, have been kept safe -- and unpublished -- at the National Library in Florence, Italy. Now, in a joint effort by the National Library, the Institute and Museum for the History of Science in Florence, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Galileo's Notes have been partially published on the Web. 270 pages have been posted in facsimile form, with transcriptions, translations, and hyperlinks. To make use of this valuable resource, go to http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/Galileo_Prototype/.
Albert Van Helden has a Galileo Project Home Page, including information about Galileo and his experiments, in the form of a tour of his villa.