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illustration from Huygen's Systema Saturnium

Heralds of Science - seminal works in Astronomy from the Burndy Library

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A synopsis of the astronomy of comets

Halley, Edmond
Printed for John Senex
1705

12. Halley's Comet

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Account of a comet v. 71, pt. 2 (1781)

Herschel, William; Watson, William, Sir; Royal Society (Great Britain)

13. A New Planet

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An explanation of the observed irregularities in the motion of Uranus

Adams, John Couch; Royal Astronomical Society.; William Clowes and Sons,
Printed by W. Clowes and Sons
1846

16. Neptune Discovered

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Astronomia nova aitiologetos [romanized]

Kepler, Johannes; Brahe, Tycho; Rudolph II, emperor of Germany
G. Voegelinus]
1609

5. First Two Laws

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Cristiani Hugenii Zulichemii, Const. f. Systema Saturnium

Huygens, Christiaan
Ex typographia Adriani Vlacq
MDCLIX [1659]

9. Rings of Saturn

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Cristiani Hugenii Zulichemii, Const. f. Systema Saturnium

Huygens, Christiaan
Ex typographia Adriani Vlacq
MDCLIX [1659]

No. 009 

Christiaan Huygens and his Systema Saturnium

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

Regiomontanus, Joannes
Johannes Hamman
31 Aug. 1496]

1. The Ancient Universe

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Ioannis Keppleri Harmonices mundi libri V

Kepler, Johannes; Ptolemy; Fludd, Robert
sumptibus Godofredi Tampachii ..., excudebat Ioannes Plancus
anno MDCXIX [1619]

6. Third Law

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Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] v 1

Hevelius, Johannes; Stech, Andreas
Auctoris typis & sumptibus imprimebat S. Reiniger
1673-79

10. Europe's Best Observatory

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Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] v 2

Hevelius, Johannes; Stech, Andreas
Auctoris typis & sumptibus imprimebat S. Reiniger
1673-79

10. Europe's Best Observatory

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Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De reuolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI

Copernicus, Nicolaus
Apud Ioh. Petreium
anno MDXLIII [1543]

3. The New Universe

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Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica

Newton, Isaac
Jussu Societatis Regiae ac Typis Josephi Streater. Prostat apud plures bibliopolas
Anno MDCLXXXVII [1687]

11. Universal Gravitation

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Sidereus nuncius

Galilei, Galileo
Apud Thomam Baglionum
MDCX [1610]

7.  Telescope

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The new American practical navigator

Bowditch, Nathaniel; Stuart, Gilbert
Printed at Newburyport, Mass., 1802, by Edmund M. Blunt, for Cushing and Appleton, Salem : Sold by every book-seller, ship- chandler, and mathematical-instrument-maker in the United States and West Indies
[1802]

15. Applied Astronomy

Adams postulated mathmatically the existance of an unknown planet from its gravitational manifestations in this pamphlet.

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Traité de mécanique céleste

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827.

Heralds of Science 14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t 3

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t 5

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t. 2

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t. 4

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Traité de mécanique céleste t.1

Laplace, Pierre Simon, marquis de
De L'Imprimerie de Crapelet : Chez J.B.M. Duprat
an 7 [1798]-1827

14. Dynamical Astronomy

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Tychonis Brahe Dani Epistolarvm astronomicarvm libri

Brahe, Tycho; Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse
cvm Caesaris et Regvm qvorvndam privilegiis
1596

4. The Keen Observer