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A History of Astronomy

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In this book, Walter W. Bryant traces the history of astronomy through the ages. We start at the very beginning, where astronomy was an occupation of priests, move with the help of the Arabs through the middle ages to the (re-) discovery of the heliocentric system by Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo. A discussion of Newton and his laws follows as well as a description of the biographies and works of successors like Halley, Herschel, and Bessel. The second half of the book deals with (at the time) recent discoveries with respect to our solar system and the comets, meteors, and stars beyond. (Summary by Ava) (10 hr 0 min)

Chapters

Preface

2:20

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I Early Notions

11:28

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II The Eastern Nations of Antiquity

10:21

Read by Adrian Stephens

III The Greeks

20:16

Read by Adrian Stephens

IV The Arabs

6:24

Read by Alan Mapstone

V The Revival - Copernicus - Tycho Brahe

19:12

Read by Adrian Stephens

VI Kepler - Galileo

14:16

Read by Adrian Stephens

VII Newton

10:53

Read by Alan Mapstone

VIII Newton's Successors: Laplace

16:36

Read by Son of the Exiles

IX Flamsteed - Halley - Bradley - Herschel

18:38

Read by Alan Mapstone

X The Early Nineteenth Century - Neptune

15:50

Read by Marya James

XI Herschel - Bessel - Struve

23:21

Read by Richard Reiman

XII Comets

12:19

Read by J. M. Smallheer

XIII The Sun - Eclipses - Parallax

22:58

Read by Amanda Mehl

XIV General Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics

24:58

Read by Marya James

XV Observatories and Instruments

15:32

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XVI Adjustment of Observations - Personal Errors

7:54

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XVII The Sun

24:02

Read by Marya James

XVIII Solar Spectroscopy

21:30

Read by Paul Harvey

XIX Solar Eclipses - Spectroscopy

26:16

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XX The Moon

13:40

Read by jr6524

XXI The Earth

12:40

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XXII The Interior Planets

14:03

Read by djblackett

XXIII Mars

18:39

Read by djblackett

XXIV Minor Planets

11:17

Read by Alix Grace

XXV The Major Planets

22:37

Read by Alix Grace

XXVI The Solar System

9:56

Read by J. M. Smallheer

XXVII Comets, Meteors, Zodiacal Light

47:46

Read by Availle

XXVIII The Stars - Catalogues - Proper Motion - Parallax - Magnitude

36:33

Read by Marvin

XXIX Double Stars

20:02

Read by Marya James

XXX Variable Stars

21:16

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XXXI Clusters - Nebulae - Milky Way

13:13

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XXXII Stellar Spectroscopy

24:58

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XXXIII Conclusion

9:00

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