The Origin of Modern Astronomy
Links from Chapter
The Harmony of the Spheres: See a nice illustrated summary of the main line
of astronomical history
Museum of the History of Science, Florence (including Galileo exhibits)
Sarah Hughes, gold
medalist at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in 2002, holding her arms close
to her body in order to spin fast during her long-program.
See a Quicktime video of the spin. (7.1 MB).
Galileo and More
See the homepage of the
Institute and Museum of the History of Science of Florence, Italy.
Galileo's notes posted from PEN
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."