Copernicus and His Revolutions from Kerry Magruder on Vimeo.
This video surveys the background and work of Nicolas Copernicus, leading up to his De revolutionibus (1543) and its initial reception.
It is NOT recommended for watching in a single session, due to its compact and very dense exposition. Divide it into about 3 episodes. Total length: about 75 mins.
Script, discussion questions, instructor notes, and true/false questions: download pdf. My related websites:
- 16th-century Astronomy pages (and here) from History of Science Online.
Written and produced by Kerry Magruder. Not polished, but hopefully better than a PowerPoint.
See an update, Copernicus and the Motion of the Earth.
SO glad you are getting these online. This is just wonderful!