Holy books


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


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


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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