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View Resource UC Davis Cosmology Group

This UC-Davis web site promotes its cosmology research, investigators, and related events. Users can find links to the group's four main research projects: Deep Lens Survey, The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS), the proposed development of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty - cm (FIRST). The site offers extensive descriptions and...
View Resource Observational Cosmology in the Timbie Group

The Timbie Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializes "in the development and deployment of instruments capable of reaching the exquisite levels of sensitivity necessary to detect the very weak microwave signals constituting the Cosmic Microwave Background" (CMB). The website offers materials about the group's current and recent endeavors, including the Polarization Observations of...
View Resource Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology

Understanding the universe and space in all its complexity has consumed the passions of many people over the millennia. With an interest in bringing material from the world of scientific cosmology to the web-browsing public, the American Institute of Physics and the Center for History of Physics have created this website. The site is divided into two primary areas, titled “Ideas” and “Tools”. In...
View Resource Astronomy Online

Ricky Leon Murphy decided to create this website when he was working towards a master’s degree in astronomy, and he still keeps it updated regularly, along with the assistance of his wife, Chanthirar. The site has been the recipient of several awards over the past few years, and visitors looking for basic and accessible information about the world of astronomy will not be disappointed. Near the...
View Resource European Southern Observatory

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is an intergovernmental organization comprised of 14 member countries. Its headquarters are in Germany, but they have three observatories in Chile as well. Their website is loaded with information and visitors shouldn't miss going on the "Virtual Tours", on the far right side of the homepage. The tours are of the three observatories in Chile, and offer...
View Resource The Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt

Simeon De Witt's star map has a long and curious history dating all the way back to its completion in 1780. De Witt was a surveyor for George Washington and the Continental Army, and this highly detailed map shows the stars visible from his post in New Jersey. De Witt later said that his work and the time he spent outside watching the stars gave him an appreciation of "the ever shifting scenery of...
View Resource Physics for the 21st Century

The Annenberg Media organization has created this wonderful new resource for physics teachers, students, and anyone else who would care to learn more about dark matter, string theory, and other "big topics in modern physics". Produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Media group along with the Harvard University Department of Physics, this 11-part course features 22 case...
View Resource Medieval Islamic Views of the Cosmos: The Book of Curiosities

The University of Oxford's Bodleian Library is home to a rare manuscript entitled (through a rough English translation) Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes. This manuscript, which was authored sometime in the eleventh century, features diagrams, maps, and text that highlight the work of Muslim astronomers, scholars, and historians, "most of which are unparalleled in any...

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