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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2020, 5:27 pm

A History of Astronomy by Walter W. Bryant (1865 - 1923).

In this book, Walter W. Bryant traces the history of astronomy through the ages. We start at the very beginning, where astronomy was an occupation of priests, move with the help of the Arabs through the middle ages to the (re-) discovery of the heliocentric system by Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo. A discussion of Newton and his laws follows as well as the biographies of and works of successors like Halley, Herschel, and Bessel. The second half of the book deals with (at the time) recent discoveries with respect to our solar system and the comets, meteors, and stars beyond. (summary by Ava) ( )
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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2020, 5:46 pm

More science into the catalog!

This sounds interesting, with lots of small chapters. Given other books with a similar layout, I guess that 10 pages are around 25 minutes finished recording.

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Post by alanmapstone » August 24th, 2020, 7:51 pm

Section 4 & 7 please.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 24th, 2020, 9:18 pm

Section 12 (Comets) and 26 (The Solar System) please!
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Post by Availle » August 24th, 2020, 9:39 pm

Great, thank you both! :D
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Post by adrianstephens » August 25th, 2020, 3:32 am

Sections 2,3,5 & 6 please. Thanks.
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Post by Availle » August 25th, 2020, 4:53 pm

You're in Adrian, thank you! :D

And the preface is up too.
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Post by Manders375 » August 25th, 2020, 5:23 pm

Do you need a PL? Wanting to try my hand at it. I'm happy to do the Preface if that's cool. Thanks!
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Post by Availle » August 25th, 2020, 5:28 pm

It would be great to have you on board!

Since you're brand new here, you probably should have a look at our "Guide for Proof-listeners" from the wiki:
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Post by Manders375 » August 25th, 2020, 5:40 pm

Thanks! I have read through that and I did listen to a section of a different project yesterday, before it ultimately got assigned to a DPL. I didn't find any corrections in that one. If there's nothing to correct, what should I post? Just [Section Title] OK?
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Post by Manders375 » August 25th, 2020, 5:45 pm

And would it also be possible to read Section 13 (The Sun - Eclipses - Parallax?) I'm looking forward to contributing :)
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Post by Availle » August 25th, 2020, 5:55 pm

I have you in as a DPL and for section 13 as well. :thumbs:

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Post by apps2000 » August 25th, 2020, 6:28 pm

Hi,

I'd like to do Chapter 8 please

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Post by Manders375 » August 25th, 2020, 8:52 pm

Section 0 Preface is PL OK! Thanks!
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Post by Availle » August 26th, 2020, 2:03 am

Great, thank you Amanda!
apps2000 wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Hi,

I'd like to do Chapter 8 please
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