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PRE-COPERNICAN UNIVERSE. A pre-Copernican (Ptolemaic) conception of the universe
JAPAN: ASTRONOMY, 1936. Women watching stars. Color drawing, 1936, by Ota Chou.
MARS MISSION, 1950s. American magazine illustration by Chesley Bonestell, early 1950s
KEPLER'S UNIVERSE, 1596. Johannes Kepler's model of the universe
COPERNICAN UNIVERSE, 1660. Copernican map of the Universe, with the sun at the center
CONSTELLATION: CASSIOPEIA. The constellation Cassiopeia: engraving from Johann Bayer's
COPERNICAN UNIVERSE, 1660. With the sun at the center; Copernicus appears at lower right
PTOLEMAIC UNIVERSE, 1660. Depiction of the Ptolemaic universe with the earth at the center
HIPPARCHUS (146-127 BC). Greek astronomer
CHINESE CELESTIAL SPHERE. A Chinese celestial sphere of the T'ang Dynasty (681-905 A
ALLEGORY OF MERCURY, 1496. Personification of Mercury, the planet of science and the arts
CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE of the Northern Hemisphere, c. 1700, by Carel Allard, Amsterdam.
BLAKE: JERUSALEM, 1804. Watercolor from Blake's illuminated book 'Jerusalem'.
CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE, 1660. Schiller's Christianized Heaven, southern hemisphere
DONATI'S COMET, 1858. Telescopic view of Donati's Comet as seen from the Cambridge
DONATI'S COMET, 1858. Telescopic view of Donati's Comet as seen from the
DONATI'S COMET, 1858. Donati's Comet as it appeared on 11 October 1858 over the
DONATI'S COMET, 1858. Telescopic views of Donati's Comet as seen from the
HALLEY'S COMET, 1910. Two views of Halley's Comet. Photographed from Honolulu
HALLEY'S COMET, 1910.
HALLEY'S COMET, 1910. Fourteen views of Halley's Comet. Photograph, May-June 1910
For an American science fiction magazine. Cover by Frank R. Paul.
SCIENCE FICTION COVER, 1939. /nAmerican science fiction magazine cover, 1939, by
Cover by Leo Morey for an American science fiction magazine of 1930.
Cover by Frank R. Paul for an American science fiction magazine of 1931.
Cover by Frank R. Paul for an American science fiction magazine, 1941.
American magazine cover, 1929.
American science fiction magazine 'Amazing Stories,' May 1929. Illustration by Frank R
KWAKIUTL DANCERS, c1914. Kwakiutl dance to restore an eclipsed moon
PLANETARY SYSTEMS. Woodcut from an edition of Boethius' "Consolation"
SCIENCE FICTION COVER, 1931. American magazine cover, 1931.
SCI-FI MAGAZINE COVER, 1930. American magazine cover, 1930.
CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE. Southern Hemisphere, by Carel Allard, Amsterdam.
MILTON VISITING GALILEO. John Milton visiting Galileo Galilei during Milton's
COPERNICAN UNIVERSE with the sun at the center. Engraving, Dutch, 17th century.
COMET, 1496. Different forms of comets. Colored woodcut from Nicolas Le Rouge's
GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642). Galileo demonstrating his telescopic discovery of the
COMET OF 1812. Seen from the Pont Neuf in Paris. Contemporary French colored engraving.
COMET, 1664. The Comet of 1664. Contemporary German colored engraving.
MAP OF THE UNIVERSE, 1660. According to the theories of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)
ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY. Observatory at Peking, China
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS (1473-1543). Polish astronomer. Observing the skies at night
JOHANNES HEVELIUS (1611-1687). Polish astronomer. Hevelius and his wife, Elisabeth
MOON PHASES. Phases of the Moon, Venus, and Mercury. Engraving, 1643.
CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE, 1660. Celestial planisphere of the southern hemisphere
CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE, 1660. Celestial planisphere of the northern hemisphere
ASTRONOMERS atop Mount Athos, Greece, study the heavens with the aid of astrolabes
COMETS. "Calamities on Earth Associated with the Passage of Comets": colored engraving
HALLEY'S COMET, 1910. Anonymous artist's impression of the arrival of Halley's
JOHANNES KEPLER (1571-1630). German astronomer
GALILEO GALILEI (1564-1642) determining the magnification of one of his telescopes
ASTROLOGY, 16th CENTURY. Medieval astrologer attempting to discover the secrets behind
PTOLEMAIC UNIVERSE, 1493. Christian/Ptolemaic conception of the universe, with the
PTOLEMAIC UNIVERSE, 1537. Depiction of the Ptolemaic universe with the Earth at the center
ARMILLARY SPHERE. Color woodcut from Johannes de Sacrobosco's "Textus de sphaera
CONSTELLATION MAP. An Indian Sanskrit star map, 1840, ordered as a manuscript horoscope
CELESTIAL HEMISPHERE, 1790. James Barlow's map of the southern celestial hemisphere
APIAN'S ZODIAC, 1540. Color woodcut from Peter Apian's "Astronomicon Caesareum
ASTRONOMY: A ZODIAC encircling a geocentric (Ptolemaic) universe: drawing from a
PTOLEMY: ALMAGEST, 1490. List of star positions from an English ms
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