Resource Great Debates in Astronomy

Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell

From
USA
Subjects
20th century
Astronomy
Astronomy and cosmology
Cosmology
Curtis, Heber Doust (1872-1942)
Shapley and Harlow (1885-1972)
Universe
Alternative Names
  • 20219 (WHSO Record Number)
Website
http://apod.nasa.gov/diamond_jubilee/debate.html
Categories

Summary

This site provides a variety of resources on the debate between Harlow Shapley and Heber Curtis on the scale of the universe, including primary and secondary source texts and an extensive bibliography of secondary source material.

There are similar resources (including images and documents) associated with 3 modern cosmological debates that took place in 1995, 1996, and 1998 about the scale and nature of the universe. Held in the same auditorium as the Shapley-Curtis debate, the modern debates were intended to commerate the "Great Debate" of 1920.

WHSO Record Created By: Margaret Gaida