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History of Astronomy

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Download Chapter 1: Primitive Astronomy and Astrology audio
Download Chapter 2: Ancient Chinese and Chaldaeans audio
Download Chapter 3: Ancient Greek Astronomy audio
Download Chapter 4: The Reign of Epicycles - From Ptolemy to Copernicus audio
Download Chapter 5: The Discovery of the True Solar System - Tycho Brahe - Kepler audio
Download Chapter 6: Galileo and the Telescope - Notions of Gravity by Horrocks, etc audio
Download Chapter 7: Sir Issac Newton - Law of Universal Gravitation audio
Download Chapter 8: Newton's Successors - Haley, Euler, LaGrange, LaPlance, etc audio
Download Chapter 9: Discovery of New Planets - Herschel, Piazzi, Adams, and Le Verrier audio
Download Chapter 10: Instruments of Precision - Size of the Solar System audio
Download Chapter 11: History of the Telescope - Spectroscope audio
Download Chapter 12: The Sun audio
Download Chapter 13: The Moon and Planets audio
Download Chapter 14: Comets and Meteors audio
Download Chapter 15: The Stars and Nebulae audio
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An attempt has been made in these pages to trace the evolution of intellectual thought in the progress of astronomical discovery, and, by recognising the different points of view of the different ages, to give due credit even to the ancients. No one can expect, in a history of astronomy of limited size, to find a treatise on “practical” or on “theoretical astronomy,” nor a complete “descriptive astronomy,” and still less a book on “speculative astronomy.” Something of each of these is essential, however, for tracing the progress of thought and knowledge which it is the object of this History to describe. - Summary from the Preface

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