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written by Andrew Fraknoi
published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
This item is a non-technical resource guide on the life and works of Galileo. It was compiled to help introduce beginners to the life and work of the great scientist, who in many ways, was both the founder of science and the first systematic observer with a telescope. It includes lists of books and articles on Galileo, categorized separately for adults and children. In addition, it provides annotated links to web sites on Galileo and videos featuring the legendary scientist.

This resource is part of a larger set of educational materials published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to the full collection.
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
= Curricula
- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Professional Development
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
- Reference Material
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© 2009 Andrew Fraknoi
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Keywords:
Galilean moons, Galileo, International Year of Astronomy, Moons of Jupiter, astronomy bibliography, bibliographies, history of astronomy, resource guides
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Metadata instance created February 3, 2010 by Andrew Fraknoi
Record Updated:
October 4, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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January 2, 2009

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1. The Nature of Science

1A. The Scientific Worldview
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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy: An Historical Perspective

Looking for books and articles on Galileo written at the level of middle/high school? This resource guide will point you to book lists plus some excellent web sites and videos on the legendary scientist.

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A. Fraknoi, (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/galileo.pdf).
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A. Fraknoi, Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Galileo: The Man and His Science (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2009), <http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/galileo.pdf>.
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Fraknoi, A. (2009, January 2). Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Galileo: The Man and His Science. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/galileo.pdf
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Fraknoi, Andrew. Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Galileo: The Man and His Science. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, January 2, 2009. http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/galileo.pdf (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Fraknoi, Andrew. Astronomical Society of the Pacific: Galileo: The Man and His Science. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2009. 2 Jan. 2009. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/galileo.pdf>.
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