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Understanding Tidal Friction

http://www.tribunes.com/tribune/art98/bros.htm

Article by Peter Brosche on gaining understanding of changes in the Moon's orbit.

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The Star of Bethlehem

http://www.bethlehemstar.net/

An investigation of the science and history which bear on the mysterious star said to have accompanied the advent of Christ.

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The ryabhatya of ryabhata

http://www.jqjacobs.net/astro/aryabhata.html

The oldest exact astronomic constant? The ratio of earth rotations to lunar orbits in Aryabhata's AD 498 writing.

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The Manchester Astronomical Society History

http://www.mikeoates.org/mas/history.htm

The first hundred years, list of presidents, list of archived documents.

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The Cosmic Elk

http://www.cosmicelk.net/

World history of astronomy and timekeeping with updates, and origins, based on original sources and places where possible.

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Starry Messenger

http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/starry/starrymessenger.html

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 major historical astronomers.

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Out of This World

http://www.lindahall.org/events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/stars/index.html

Exhibition catalog for The Golden Age of the Celestial Atlas. Includes an historical essay and sample pictures.

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MuslimHeritage.com - Astronomy

http://www.muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?TaxonomyTypeID=18&TaxonomySubTypeID=107

Articles on astronomers, observatories, work performed and its significance from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries.

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Little Green Men, White Dwarfs or Pulsars?

http://www.bigear.org/vol1no1/burnell.htm

A personal account by Jocelyn Bell Burnell on the discovery of pulsars.

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King Edward VI's Defence of Astronomy

http://www.cosmicelk.net/edward6.htm

Article by Heather Hobden on this historic document which shows the understanding of astronomy in the mid 16th century. Edward had his own astronomical instruments which are described.

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Islamic Astronomy

http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/PHYS/alshukri/PHYS215/Islamic_astronomy.htm

Article by Owen Gingerich explores refinement and criticism of Ptolemaic astronomy, including religious influences on direction, and describes precursors to and influences on Copernicus.

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History of SETI

http://www.seti.org/Page.aspx?pid=572

An overview of the history of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence using radio frequencies. Includes photos.

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History of Astronomy

http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/astoria.html

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.

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Historical Astronomy Division

http://www.aas.org/~had/had.html

American Astronomical Society division devoted to history, with a link to pages on the history of the society itself.

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