Copernicus to the Big Bang

In 1543, Nicolas Copernicus published his little book, "On the
Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres", which began the first of
three major revolutions in cosmology. This is where we begin
our four week course--learning about some of the major
players, discovering the unfolding universe, and making the
case for the Big Bang Theory.

Copernicus to the Big Bang -- Nicolaus Copernicus

Copernicus to the Big Bang -- Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo

Copernicus to the Big Bang -- Isaac Newton

Copernicus to the Big Bang -- Einstein to the Big Bang

On the Shoulders of Giants
Edited with Comentary, by Stephen Hawking
Running Press, September 2002
ISBN-10: 0762413484

  Stephen Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the
  momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the
  world with this compilation of seven classic works on
  physics and astronomy. His choice of landmark writings by
  some of the world's great thinkers traces the brilliant
  evolution of modern science and shows how each figure built
  upon the genius of his predecessors. On the Shoulders of
  Giants includes: Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei,
  Johannes Kepler, Issaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Also
  included are five critical essays and a biography of each
  featured physicist, written by Hawking himself.