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View Resource The History of Women in Astronomy

This website from the University of California's department of astronomy gives a historical account of women who contributed to the field of astronomy from the late seventeen hundreds to the present. The site features women in the field from the eighteenth century up until modern times. Each profile includes a photo and details of the astronomer's contributions and accomplishments.

View Resource Spaceflight and Spacecraft

This is an historical overview of spaceflight, stressing the technology of rockets, satellites and orbits, and its use in unmanned missions. It contains sections on rocket motion, Robert Goddard, history of rocketry and the space race, uses of unmanned spacecraft, and various orbits. Largely narrative, except for detailed derivations of Lagrangian points and gravity-assist maneuvers, it also...

View Resource Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space

An algebra-based overview of elementary and pre-telescope astronomy. Topics covered include sundials, seasons, calendars, precession, shape and rotation of Earth, Greek astronomy, the path to heliocentric theory and extensive sections on Kepler's laws. It also has sections on the Moon and how its distance was found. Many historical details, stories, and applications are included. This is part...

View Resource The Round Earth and Christopher Columbus

This web page, created by David P. Stern, describes observations that show the earth is a sphere and the history of these observations. The round shape of the Earth may be inferred from the existence of a horizon at sea. Ancient Greeks deduced it from the shape of the Earth's shadow when the Moon is eclipsed and from stars visible only in southern countries. Eratosthenes accurately estimated the...

View Resource Great Debates in Astronomy

This site discusses important debates that have occurred in the history of astronomy. It begins with a debate on the scale of the universe and continues with the scale of the universe and the nature of the universe. Each of these debates has background information, educational materials, and published proceedings about the debate.

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