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The home page for the History of Science Collections has moved: http://guides.ou.edu/historyofsciencecollections Information on this site may now be obsolete and is no longer being updated. This ouhos.org domain will soon lapse. For a while, the blog may remain available … Continue reading

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Galileo’s World: Book Lists

In celebration of OU’s 125th anniversary, Galileo’s World is a series of exhibits, events, and programs at the Bizzell Memorial Library, the Sam Noble Museum, the National Weather Center, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Headington Hall, the Robert … Continue reading

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Space Science after Galileo

Book lists index Space Science after Galileo National Weather Center. What is it like to explore the heavens? With his telescope, Galileo discovered mountains on the Moon, four satellites of Jupiter, the phases of Venus, dark spots tracking across the … Continue reading

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Galileo and Experimentation

Book lists index Galileo and Experimentation National Weather Center. How do new instruments extend sensory perception, facilitate new experiments, shape new conceptions, raise new questions and promote quantitative methods? Galileo’s empirical investigations and innovative scientific instruments opened up new worlds … Continue reading

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Galileo and Kepler

Book lists index Galileo and Kepler National Weather Center. Who was Kepler, and why was a telescope named after him? The Kepler space telescope launched in March, 2009, to search for terrestrial planets around other suns. One month later, five … Continue reading

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Copernicus and Meteorology

Book lists index Copernicus and Meteorology National Weather Center. How does meteorology facilitate interdisciplinary discovery? From antiquity to the present, meteorology has always been a meeting place of many disciplines. Astronomy, optics, chemistry and the geosciences are just a few … Continue reading

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Galileo and Microscopy

Book lists index Through the Eyes of the Lynx: Galileo and Microscopy Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Spring/Summer 2015). What is it like to reveal the wonders and marvels of the very small? “I have contemplated a great … Continue reading

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