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Student Projects

This is a collection of the semester projects from HIST 333: Galileo in Context. For this course, Professor Van Helden requires his students to divide into groups and complete group projects which are presented as World Wide Web resources as well as traditional oral presentations.

Astronomy

  • Spring 1995 -- Undertook a series of observations using telescopes of similar imaging quality to Galileo's.
  • Spring 1996 -- Sought to reproduce Galileo's astronomical findings.

Experiments

  • Spring 1995 -- Duplicated Galileo's pendulum, parabola, and inclined experiments.
  • Spring 1996 -- Reproduced Galileo's experiments with inclined planes and musical pitch.

Trial

  • Spring 1995 -- A comical and interesting view of Galileo's subjection to the Inquisition.
  • Spring 1996 -- An overview of the Medieval, Spanish and Roman inquisitions.

Florence

  • Spring 1996 -- A cultural, geographic and historical tour of Renaissance Florence and Tuscany.
     
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