Thursday, September 26, 2013

Models of the Universe: Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Studying the Scientific Revolution or the Enlightenment?  Check out these primary sources from the Library of Congress showing Aristotle's early view of the universe with the earth at its center and the later view from Copernicus with the sun at the center.

According to Trevor Owens, writing for the Library of Congress, the sources, "invite students to explore how different models of the universe have developed over time, and to think a bit more generally about interpreting models."  For example, what do the two drawings have in common?  What are the differences? Thanks to Jeff Feinstein for sending me the link.

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