Tag Archives: Astronomy

Hoot the Owl

A children’s book, The Story of How the Constellation ‘Hoot the Owl’ Began, was written and Illustrated by Anna Todd (2017), a 2nd grade student at Rose Witcher Elementary School, El Reno Public Schools, located in El Reno, Oklahoma. The … Continue reading

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Hoot the Owl – back story

1/25/2018 We believe that educational outreach is at the center of our exhibitions, so nothing could have excited us more than a letter we received last November when Stacey Stevenson told us the story of “Hoot the Owl.” A children’s … Continue reading

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The Sky at Night

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: History of Science Collections, Bizzell Memorial Library. What is the artistic and scientific heritage of the sky at night? When Galileo observed the belt and sword of Orion the Hunter, and … Continue reading

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The Scientific Revolution

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Schusterman Library, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa. What is nature? How is nature known? When Galileo announced that “mathematics is the language of nature,” he was making a then-controversial claim about how … Continue reading

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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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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 China

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor Exhibit Hall. How did European and Chinese astronomers collaborate in the world of Galileo? The Silk Road. The Forbidden City. The Great Wall. Asia has long … Continue reading

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Galileo and Perspective Drawing

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor Exhibit Hall. What was it like to be an astronomer in an era when art and mathematics were intertwined? In the Starry Messenger (1610), Galileo reported … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Telescope

Galileo’s World at a GlanceGallery at the Exhibit WebsiteLocation: Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor Exhibit Hall. What is the artistic and scientific heritage of the Moon? Galileo’s Starry Messenger (1610) set off the 17th-century race for the Moon – not … Continue reading

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