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Johann Schreck: Galileo’s Friend in China

How did knowledge spread in Galileo’s world? Johann Schreck joined the Jesuit order in 1611, the same year that he used Galileo’s telescope to observe the satellites of Jupiter. Upon becoming a Jesuit, Schreck joined the Jesuit mission in China, … Continue reading

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Galileo and Kepler

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: National Weather Center. Who was Kepler, and why was a telescope named after him? The Kepler space telescope launched in March, 2009, to search for terrestrial planets around other suns. One … Continue reading

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Galileo and Experimentation

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: National Weather Center. How do new instruments extend sensory perception, facilitate new experiments, shape new conceptions, raise new questions and promote quantitative methods? Galileo’s empirical investigations and innovative scientific instruments opened … Continue reading

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Space Science after Galileo

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: National Weather Center. What is it like to explore the heavens? With his telescope, Galileo discovered mountains on the Moon, four satellites of Jupiter, the phases of Venus, dark spots tracking … Continue reading

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Galileo and Sports

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Headington Hall, University of Oklahoma, Athletics Department. What would Coach Galileo say? How many Athletic Departments buy rare books for their university libraries? Three years in a row, the Sooners have … Continue reading

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Checklist – Galileo 1st Editions

Coming to see Galileo’s World? Download the Galileo 1st editions checklist flyer from this page or pick one up at the Welcome desk on the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library, then check off the Galileo 1st editions you see.

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Galileo’s World visit plan (Fall 2018)

Watch the introductory video to gain an overall understanding of the exhibit’s setting and theme: Theme:  “Connections.”  Explanation:  Galileo’s World is not about Galileo per se, it’s about his world (accent on the second word rather than the first).  But … Continue reading

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Docent training sessions

Lynx Meetups are a series of docent training sessions, held roughly monthly on Saturday mornings. These meetings are for active docents and for people who are interested in becoming docents. Meetings typically last 90 minutes and include the following emphases: A walk-through of some … Continue reading

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Coloring Parties

A cross between an ancient library, a coffee-house and an old-fashioned literary salon:   Come to color, come to converse, come to listen and to watch.  Coloring pages adapted from the rare books bring all subject area interests together, including science, … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin, soil ecologist

Charles Darwin, Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Action of Worms, 1881; F1357 The last work Darwin published is one of his least-known, but his study of mold and earthworms drew upon his broad interests. Far from being small and … Continue reading

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