Tag Archives: Astronomy

Urania’s Mirror constellation cards

Constellation figures make the star patterns of the constellations memorable and easier to learn. Each card illustrates one or a few constellations. Each set includes a “Things to do” card listing many activities for all ages using the cards. For … Continue reading

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Guide to the Galleries: Controversy over the Comets (2/2)

As we saw in the previous blogpost for this gallery when Galileo poetically mused on the composition of the universe he was in a dispute with the Jesuit astronomer Orazio Grassi. Grassi had argued that comets were beyond the region of the … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Galleries: Controversy Over the Comets (1/2)

Philosophy [i.e. physics] is written in this grand book — I mean the universe — which stands continually open to our gaze, but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in … Continue reading

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