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he Galileo Project is a
hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei
(1564-1642) and the science of his time. The project is supported by the
Office of the Vice President of Computing of Rice University. The initial
stages were made possible by a grant from the Council on Library Resources
to Fondren Library.
Albert Van Helden
Text about Galileo's family can be found in this room.
Information about Galileo's inquiries in mechanics (physics) is available
in this room.
Collections of browsable thumbnail images will be available in this room
when construction is finished. These images will be grouped topically;
cardinals and other church officials will be collected in one set of portraits,
astronomers in another.
This room contains links to texts about Galileo's career, including biographies
of his patrons and accounts of the universities with which he was associated.
In addition to information about the Inquisition, this room includes links
to biographies of important church figures.
The bibliography of the Galileo Project is found in the library. Additionally,
links about authors and books which played significant roles in Galileo's
career are also included in this room.
Text and images about the instruments used by Galileo to perform his experiments
and observations are located in this room.
Among the many links found in the Observatory are accounts of Galileo's
discoveries of Jupiter's moons, biographies of other contemporary astronomers
and accounts of cosmologies. In this room, there is a link to a collection
of Internet resources for modern astronomy and astrophysics; this collection
includes links to stellar images from space agencies and national observatories.
Please note the icon bar below, a navigation aid that will appear on
all subsequent pages. It allows you to access any of the categories listed
above from any point in the Galileo Project. Thus, for example, to return
to this Homepage, click on the Intro icon in the iconbar.
If you experience any problems with the Galileo Project or have any
comments, please send e-mail to [email protected].
The Galileo Project Development Team
August 5, 1996
©1995 Albert Van Helden