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Galileo, Natural History and the Americas

Book lists index Through the Eyes of the Lynx: Galileo, Natural History and the Americas Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Fall 2015). How did the natural knowledge of Native Americans shape European science in the age of Galileo? … Continue reading

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The Sky at Night

Book lists index The Sky at Night What is the artistic and scientific heritage of the sky at night? When Galileo observed the belt and sword of Orion the Hunter, and the Pleiades star cluster on the back of Taurus … Continue reading

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Galileo and Perspective Drawing

Book lists index Galileo and Perspective Drawing What was it like to be an astronomer in an era when art and mathematics were intertwined? In the Starry Messenger (1610), Galileo reported his discovery of four satellites of Jupiter and mountains … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Telescope

Book lists index The Moon and the Telescope What is the artistic and scientific heritage of the Moon? Galileo’s Starry Messenger (1610) set off the 17th-century race for the Moon – not a race to go there, but a race … Continue reading

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Galileo and Sports (Headington Hall)

Book lists index Galileo and Sports Location: Headington Hall, University of Oklahoma, Athletics Department. What would Coach Galileo say? How many Athletic Departments buy rare books for their university libraries? Three years in a row, the Sooners have contributed a … Continue reading

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Galileo and the Health Sciences (OU Health Sciences Campus)

Book lists index Galileo and the Health Sciences Location: Robert M. Bird Library, University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Campus, Oklahoma City. How might friends of Galileo have practiced health care? “I have been in my bed for five weeks, oppressed … Continue reading

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The Scientific Revolution (OU Tulsa)

Book lists index The Scientific Revolution Location: Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa. What is nature? How is nature known? When Galileo announced that “mathematics is the language of nature,” he was making a then-controversial claim about how nature is … Continue reading

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