Voyages of Discovery: Copernicus to the Big Bang                     
    http://edu-observatory.org/olli/VD-C2BB/Week2.html


    
  Quoting from my dad's old college General Physics book written in the
  early 1900s, "What we may properly call the birth of modern physics,
  however, dates from Galileo (1564-1642), one of the most remarkable
  men who ever lived. More than any one of his predecessors or
  contemporaries he introduced 'controlled experiment' as a means of
  gaining knowledge of nature". 

  Similarly Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) discovered his laws of
  planetary motion and is widely acknowledged as the "Father of Modern
  Physics" for his use of observational data (mostly Brahe's) and the
  application of mathematical modeling to astronomical data.


  Tycho and Kepler: The Unlikely Partnership That Forever Changed Our 
  Understanding of the Heavens  by Kitty Ferguson 
    http://www.amazon.com/Tycho-Kepler-Kitty-Ferguson/dp/0802713904

  Tycho Brahe
    http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/brahe.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_Brahe

  Tycho Brahe's Instruments
    http://www.astro.umontreal.ca/~paulchar/grps/site/images/tycho.3.html
    http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/starry/tychoarmill.html

  The Mechanical Universe - MU-21  "Kepler's Three Laws" 28:30
    http://www.learner.org/resources/series42.html
         
         

  Cosmos #3 Harmony of the Worlds 18:00
    http://www.youtube.com/results?q=harmony%20of%20the%20worlds

  Johannes Kepler: His Life, His Laws and Times
    http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/kepler.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler

  Galileo Galilei
    http://galileo.rice.edu/galileo.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_Galilei

  On the Shoulders of Giants by Steven Hawking
    http://www.amazon.com/Shoulders-Giants-Stephen-Hawking/dp/0762413484
    


    
     
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