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A Brief SETI Chronology Open in a new browser window
   A timeline of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, from Morrison and Coconni to SETI@home.
   http://www.setileague.org/general/history.htm
A History of X-ray Astronomy at Goddard Open in a new browser window
   Describes observations using balloons, rockets and satellites.
   http://universe.gsfc.nasa.gov/xrays/history.html
A Science Odyssey - Physics and Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   PBS articles about 20th century astronomy and physics.
   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/physastro.html
Astronomical References in the Ruba'iyât of Omar Khayyam Open in a new browser window
   Excerpts and commentary with reproductions of some of Elihu Vedder's illustrations.
   http://www.minaret.org/INSAP3.htm
Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Features history of discoveries and references.
   http://jacq.istos.com.au/sundry/astro.html
Astronomy in Japan Open in a new browser window
   Historical and modern Japanese astronomy, and its place in Japanese culture
   http://www2.gol.com/users/stever/jastro.html
Astronomy in Sweden 1860-1940 Open in a new browser window
   From the Uppsala University Newsletter for History of Science.
   http://www.astro.uu.se/history/swehistory_1860-1940.html
Astronomy in the 18th Century Open in a new browser window
   Discusses the development of reflective telescopes during the 1700's. Covers the different types of mirrors and lens that were used during these times. Includes some key contributors to the improvement of the telescope during this period.
   http://homepage.ntlworld.com/heather.hobden1/astronomy18c.htm
Atlas Celeste Open in a new browser window
   A rare celestial atlas discovered in the library of the Manchester Astronomical Society.
   http://www.mikeoates.org/mas/bevis/home.htm
Biennial History of Astronomy Conferences Open in a new browser window
   Workshops at Notre Dame, papers presented, abstracts, group pictures of attendees.
   http://www.nd.edu/~histast4/index.html
Big Ear Radio Observatory Open in a new browser window
   Radio astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
   http://www.bigear.org/
Digital Archive of Historical Astronomy Pictures Open in a new browser window
   Images from the history of astronomy, old telescopes, pictures of astronomers, observatories.
   http://www42.pair.com/infolund/bolaget/DAHAP/
Electronic Newsletter for the History of Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Complete archive and subscription information.
   http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/aa/enha/
From Stargazers to Starships Open in a new browser window
   Tutorial/historical exposition of the motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight, on a high school level.
   http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sintro.htm
Gene Smith's Brief History of Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Covers the development of this ancient science from days of Stonehenge (3100 BC) to the discovery of Pulsars (1968 AD). Includes related resource links.
   http://cassfos02.ucsd.edu/public/tutorial/History.html
HASTRO-L Open in a new browser window
   Archive of the History of Astronomy Discussion Group, the mailing list for scholars in this field.
   http://listserv.wvu.edu/archives/hastro-l.html
Heavenly Mathematics: Cultural Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   An interdisciplinary course on cultural astronomy.
   http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/teaching/heavenly.html
Hindu Cosmological Time Cycles Open in a new browser window
   An accurate calendar and the progenitor of the sexagesimal (base 60) "degree, minutes, seconds" measurement system.
   http://www.aaronsrod.com/time-cycles/index.html
Historiacoelestis Open in a new browser window
   Yahoo group moderated by Stuart Williams, F.R.A.S.
   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/historiacoelestis/
Historical Astronomy Division Open in a new browser window
   American Astronomical Society division devoted to history, with a link to pages on the history of the society itself.
   http://www.aas.org/~had/had.html
History and Philosophy of Western Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   The History chapter of an introductory astronomy course.
   http://www.astronomynotes.com/history/s1.htm
History of Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Offers a history of the field and science. Features links to related sites, awards and contact details. Provided by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy.
   http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/astoria.html
History of Astronomy Pages Open in a new browser window
   Frederik Kaiser (1808-1872) and the professionalisation of Dutch astronomy; The "Lost Letters" of J.C. Kapteyn (1851-1922); Many history of astronomy and history of science links with a Dutch flavour.
   http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~heijden/history.html
History of SETI Open in a new browser window
   An overview of the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence using radio frequencies. Includes photos.
   http://www.seti.org/seti/seti-background/
Islamic Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Article by Owen Gingerich explores refinement and criticism of Ptolemaic astronomy, including religious influences on direction, and describes precursors to and influences on Copernicus.
   http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/phys/alshukri/PHYS215/Islamic%20astronomy.htm
Jewish Astronomy, From Ancient to Modern Times Open in a new browser window
   Astronomy in Israel from Og's Circle to the Wise Observatory.
   http://wise-obs.tau.ac.il/judaism/jewish_astro.html
Little Green Men, White Dwarfs or Pulsars? Open in a new browser window
   A personal account by Jocelyn Bell Burnell on the discovery of pulsars.
   http://www.bigear.org/vol1no1/burnell.htm
MuslimHeritage.com - Astronomy Open in a new browser window
   Articles on astronomers, observatories, work performed and its significance from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries.
   http://www.muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?TaxonomyTypeID=18&TaxonomySubTypeID=107
Northern California History of Astronomy Luncheon and Discussion Association Open in a new browser window
   Announcements of discussions (in Oakland, California), open to the public, on various astronomy history topics, and an archive of past discussions
   http://nchalada.org/
Out of This World Open in a new browser window
   Exhibition catalog for The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas. Includes an historical essay and sample pictures.
   http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/stars/index.html
Roemer and the First Determination of the Velocity of Light Open in a new browser window
   Burndy Library online publication of 1940 article detailing the background and details of Roemer's work.
   http://dibinst.mit.edu/BURNDY/OnlinePubs/Roemer/index.html
Rundetaarn (The Round Tower) Open in a new browser window
   Astronomy in Denmark: Brahe, Roemer, Hertzsprung.
   http://www.rundetaarn.dk/engelsk/observatorium/history.htm
Russell A. Hulse - Nobel Lecture Open in a new browser window
   The discovery of the binary pulsar.
   http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1993/hulse-lecture.html
Starry Messenger Open in a new browser window
   Phase I of the Electronic History of Astronomy, developed in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science at Trinity College, Cambridge. Covers the history of instruments and techniques, themes such as astrology and calendar reform, and biographies of maj
   http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/starry/starrymessenger.html
Telescopes from the Ground Up Open in a new browser window
   The history of telescopes.
   http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/groundup/
The Babylonian Theory of the Planets Open in a new browser window
   A substantial look at the subject, and a review of N. M. Swerdlow's book.
   http://www.maa.org/reviews/babplanets.html
The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Open in a new browser window
   Robert Woodrow Wilson Nobel Lecture.
   http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1978/wilson-lecture.html
The Manchester Astronomical Society History Open in a new browser window
   The first hundred years, list of presidents, list of archived documents.
   http://www.mikeoates.org/mas/history.htm
The Star of Bethlehem Open in a new browser window
   An investigation of the science and history which bear on the mysterious star said to have accompanied the advent of Christ.
   http://www.bethlehemstar.net/
The Àryabhatíya of Àryabhata Open in a new browser window
   The oldest exact astronomic constant? The ratio of earth rotations to lunar orbits in Aryabhata's AD 498 writing.
   http://www.jqjacobs.net/astro/aryabhata.html
Tycho's Star Maps Open in a new browser window
   Celestial atlases and globes on exhibit at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
   http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server.php?request=setTemplate:singlecontent&contentTypeA=conWebDoc&contentId=388
Understanding Tidal Friction Open in a new browser window
   Article by Peter Brosche on gaining understanding of changes in the Moon's orbit.
   http://www.tribunes.com/tribune/art98/bros.htm

Last Updated: 2007-10-27 09:35:38