Astronomy

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"The frontispiece of the book showing ""Projectile Trains for the Moon"" immediately attracts the reader's attention. Paradoxically, the text which...

PROJECTILE TRAINS FOR THE MOON
PROJECTILE TRAINS FOR THE MOON
"The frontispiece of the book showing ""Projectile Trains for the Moon"" immediately attracts the reader's attention. Paradoxically, the text which refers to this illustration was deleted from the English and American editions. Note the smoke coming from the steam engine pulling the train. Space travel for the masses may become a reality as Richard Branson is now proposing civilian space flights for paying passengers."

Here we see the interior of the projectile fitted out with equipment for the journey — a collapsing telescope, pickaxes, guns, trees to plant, the...

THE INTERIOR OF THE PROJECTILE
THE INTERIOR OF THE PROJECTILE
Here we see the interior of the projectile fitted out with equipment for the journey — a collapsing telescope, pickaxes, guns, trees to plant, the oxygen apparatus. Below are the baffles for reducing the shock of launch. The guns were used as retro-rockets to reduce the speed of the projectile as it approached the earth.

The capsule is unloaded at Stone's Hill near Tampa, now part of residential subdivision. Verne correctly predicts the use of the newly discovered...

THE ARRIVAL OF THE PROJECTILE AT STONE'S HILL
THE ARRIVAL OF THE PROJECTILE AT STONE'S HILL
The capsule is unloaded at Stone's Hill near Tampa, now part of residential subdivision. Verne correctly predicts the use of the newly discovered light weight metal aluminium for the capsule. National pride also plays a part, indicated by the numerous flags.

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Cover of "Adriani Metii ... De genuino usu utriusque globi tractatvs"

Adriani Metii ... De genuino usu utriusque globi tractatvs

Metius, Adriaan Adriaansz
apud G. J. Cæsium
1626
Cover of "Astronomia nova aitiologetos [romanized]"

Astronomia nova aitiologetos [romanized]

Kepler, Johannes
G. Voegelinus]
1609

5. First Two Laws

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Cover of "Celestial scenery, or, The Wonders of the planetary system displayed"

Celestial scenery, or, The Wonders of the planetary system displayed

Dick, Thomas
Published by Edward C. Biddle
1845
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Cover of "Epytoma Ioa[n]nis de Mo[n]te Regio in Almagestu[m] Ptolomei"

Epytoma Ioa[n]nis de Mo[n]te Regio in Almagestu[m] Ptolomei

Regiomontanus, Joannes
Johannes Hamman
1496

1. The Ancient Universe

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Cover of "Institutiones physicae generalis et particularis"

Institutiones physicae generalis et particularis

Ramognini, Antonio; Scarzolo, Joseph
Cover of "Lettera per modo di discorso /"

Lettera per modo di discorso

Benedetti, Giovanni Battista
Appresse gl'heredi del Beuilacqua
1581
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Cover of "Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior]"

Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] v 1

Hevelius, Johannes
Auctoris typis & sumptibus imprimebat S. Reiniger
1673

10. Europe's Best Observatory

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Cover of "Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior]"

Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] v 2

Hevelius, Johannes
Auctoris typis & sumptibus imprimebat S. Reiniger
1673

10. Europe's Best Observatory

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Cover of "Myths and marvels of astronomy /"

Myths and marvels of astronomy

Proctor, Richard A.
Chatto and Windus
1878
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Cover of "Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De reuolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI"

Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De reuolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI

Copernicus, Nicolaus
Apud Ioh. Petreium
1543

3. The New Universe

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Cover of "Physica"

Physica

Marty, Antonio
1787
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Cover of "Sidereus nuncius"

Sidereus nuncius

Galilei, Galileo
Apud Thomam Baglionum
1610

7. With the Telescope

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Cover of "Tychonis Brahe Dani Epistolarvm astronomicarvm libri. /"

Tychonis Brahe Dani Epistolarvm astronomicarvm libri.

Brahe, Tycho
cvm Caesaris et Regvm qvorvndam privilegiis
1596

4. The Keen Observer

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