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The Astrolabe
The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky.

Australian Science Archives Project
Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre of the University of Melbourne.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
In accordance with the mandate to study the "Transformation of Canada," the collection of the Canada Science and Technology Museum encompasses a broad cross-section of Canadian scientific and technological heritage.

Center for the History of Physics
American Institute of Physics.

Costs of the Manhattan Project
The Brookings Institution.

Deutsches Museum, München (history of science and technology)


The Galileo Project
A hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time. Rice University.

The Great Magnet, the Earth
Commemorating the 400th anniversary of "De Magnete" by William Gilbert of Colchester. This web site tells the story of Gilbert and his book--with glimpses of London in 1600, and with studies of magnetism before Gilbert.

Greek Astronomy
Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit.

History of Astronomy
Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft.

The History of Chemistry
1992 Woodrow Wilson Summer Institute. Princeton University.

History of Science Department, Aarhus University

Institute and Museum of History of Science
Florence, Italy

Jesuits and the Sciences: 1540-1995
Loyola University of Chicago.

The Manhattan Project,
From a project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

The Medieval Science Page
Provides a convenient and comprehensive set of links to all Internet resources worldwide which deal with aspects of medieval science, both in Western and other cultures.

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Covers almost all aspects of the history of science, from antiquity to the early twentieth century. Particular strengths include the collections of astrolabes, sundials, quadrants, early mathematical instruments generally (including those used for surveying, drawing, calculating, astronomy and navigation) and optical instruments (including microscopes, telescopes and cameras), together with apparatus associated with chemistry, natural philosophy and medicine. In addition, the Museum possesses a unique reference library for the study of the history of scientific instruments that includes manuscripts, incunabula, prints, printed ephemera and early photographic material.
Virtual museum of Sir Isaac Newton and the history of science.

Niels Bohr Library
Dedicated to the history of physics and allied fields, the Niels Bohr Library is part of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), located in College Park, Maryland.

On the beach : Australia's nuclear history
Presented at French Worlds, Pacific Worlds Conference, 16 July 1996. From Australian Science Archives Project.

On-line: Science and Technology (Uk)

Sketches of the history of Electromagnetics
History of light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetic theory.

The Steno Museum
Holds exhibitions on the history of science and the history of medicine. It also operates a planetarium and a medical herb garden. University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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