A Brief SETI Chronology
A timeline of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, from Morrison and Coconni to SETI@home.
Features history of discoveries and references.
Astronomy in Japan
Historical and modern Japanese astronomy, and its place in Japanese culture
Astronomy in Sweden 1860-1940
From the Uppsala University Newsletter for History of Science.
Astronomy in the 18th Century
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.
A rare celestial atlas discovered in the library of the Manchester Astronomical Society.
From Stargazers to Starships
Tutorial/historical exposition of the motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight, on a high school level.
Gene Smith's Brief History of Astronomy
Covers the development of this ancient science from days of Stonehenge (3100 BC) to the discovery of Pulsars (1968 AD). Includes related resource links.
Archive of the History of Astronomy Discussion Group, the mailing list for scholars in this field.
Hindu Cosmological Time Cycles
An accurate calendar and the progenitor of the sexagesimal (base 60) "degree, minutes, seconds" measurement system.
Yahoo group moderated by Stuart Williams, F.R.A.S.
Historical Astronomy Division
American Astronomical Society division devoted to history, with a link to pages on the history of the society itself.
History of Astronomy
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.
History of Astronomy Pages
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.
History of SETI
An overview of the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence using radio frequencies. Includes photos.
Article by Owen Gingerich explores refinement and criticism of Ptolemaic astronomy, including religious influences on direction, and describes precursors to and influences on Copernicus.
MuslimHeritage.com - Astronomy
Articles on astronomers, observatories, work performed and its significance from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries.
Out of This World
Exhibition catalog for The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas. Includes an historical essay and sample pictures.
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
The Star of Bethlehem
An investigation of the science and history which bear on the mysterious star said to have accompanied the advent of Christ.
The Àryabhatíya of Àryabhata
The oldest exact astronomic constant? The ratio of earth rotations to lunar orbits in Aryabhata's AD 498 writing.
Tycho's Star Maps
Celestial atlases and globes on exhibit at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Understanding Tidal Friction
Article by Peter Brosche on gaining understanding of changes in the Moon's orbit.
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