Pioneers of Science

Oliver LODGE (1851 - 1940)

This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like the discovery of Asteroids and Neptune, a treatise on the tides and others. (Summary by Availle)

Genre(s): Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:02:24
Play 01 Lecture I: Copernicus and the Motion of the Earth Kathleen Nelson
00:41:43
Play 02 Lecture II: Tycho Brahe and the Earliest Observatory James Christopher
00:32:12
Play 03 Lecture III: Kepler and the Laws of Planetary Motion Utek
00:51:15
Play 04 Lecture IV: Galileo and the Invention of the Telescope Megan Argo
00:40:22
Play 05 Lecture V: Galileo and the Inquisition Megan Argo
00:41:51
Play 06 Lecture VI: Descartes and his Theory of Vortices Availle
00:46:41
Play 07 Lecture VII: Sir Isaac Newton Amy Gramour
00:38:15
Play 08 Lecture VIII: Newton and the Law of Gravitation Edward W. LaBonte
00:37:26
Play 09 Lecture IX: Newton's "Principia" John Kooz
00:55:27
Play 10 Lecture X: Roemer and Bradley and the Velocity of Light Mark F. Smith
00:39:09
Play 11 Lecture XI: Lagrange and Laplace - The Stability of the Solar System, and the Nebular Hypothesis Michael Lipschultz
00:33:07
Play 12 Lecture XII: Herschel and the Motion of the Fixed Stars Kathleen Nelson
00:32:14
Play 13 Lecture XIII: The Discovery of the Asteriods Ali Kazerani
00:16:15
Play 14 Lecture XIV: Bessel - The Distance of the Stars, and the Discovery of Stellar Planets Availle
00:29:08
Play 15 Lecture XV: The Discovery of Neptune Ali Kazerani
00:23:27
Play 16 Lecture XVI: Comets and Meteors John Kooz
00:34:02
Play 17 Lecture XVII: The Tides J. M. Smallheer
00:37:42
Play 18 Lecture XVIII: The Tides, and Planetary Evolution Simon Dexter
00:41:37