Holy books

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Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems), by Galileo Galilei.

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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), by Isaac Newton.

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De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), by Nicolas Copernico.

And another one from Tycho Brahe for which I unfortunately don’t have a proper picture.

We saw them all yesterday at the James Melville Gilliss Library, as part of a tour to the United States Naval Observatory (USNO)–the institution in charge of providing precise time (the “Master Clock”) to the GPS system.

If there’s such a thing as a holy book, now I know what’s to be before a few of them.

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