RESOURCES USED IN THE FORMULATION OF THIS THEORY AND FURTHER READING

 

 

Voynich Manuscript:

 

 

"Voynich manuscript."  Wikipaedia. 7 March 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_manuscript

 

VoynichCentral 

http://voynichcentral.com/

 

"The Voynich Manuscript."  RenÚ Zandbergen, 2004.

http://www.voynich.nu/

 

MS 408. Central Europe [?], s. XV^^ex-XVI [?].  Cipher Manuscript.

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/

 

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/voynich.html

 

 

M. E. D'Imperio.  "The Voynich Manuscript - an Elegant Enigma."  Monograph, 1978.  NSA (National Security Agency) Miscellaneous Publications, Cryptology.

http://www.nsa.gov/about/cryptologic_heritage/center_crypt_history/publications/misc.shtml

 

 

Tycho Brahe:

 

 

TYCHOBRAHE.COM.

A UNIVERSAL WEBSITE

http://www.tychobrahe.com/UK/om_tycho.html

 

"AstronomiŠ instauratŠ mechanica: Tycho Brahes astronomical instruments." The Royal Library, Copenhagen.

http://www.kb.dk/en/nb/tema/webudstillinger/brahe_mechanica/toc.html

 

Erling Poulsen.  "Curriculum vitae of Tycho Brahe."

http://www.rundetaarn.dk/engelsk/observatorium/life.htm

 

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF TYCHO BR─HE.

http://courses.science.fau.edu/~rjordan/bios/Brahe/Brahe_bio.htm

Christianson, J. R.  "TYCHO Brahe in Scandinavian Scholarship."  History of Science, vol. 36, p.467-484.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1998HisSc..36..467C

Albert Van Helden, Elizabeth Burr.  "Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)."  The Galileo Project.  1995.

http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/brahe.html

J. L. E. Dreyer.  "Tycho Brahe: A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century (1890)."  Preview: Google books. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ywaut_U5q00C&lpg=PP1&ots=Xt1Qyulr0L&dq=Tycho%20Brahe&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Humberd, C. D.  "TYCHO Brahe's Island."  Popular Astronomy, Vol. 45, p.118.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1937PA.....45..118H

 

John Robert Christianson.  "On Tycho's island: Tycho Brahe and his assistants, 1570-1601."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KMuFCHIPBi8C&lpg=PP1&dq=Tycho Brahe&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Victor E. Thoren, John Robert Christianson.  "The Lord of Uraniborg: a biography of Tycho Brahe."    Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GxyA-lhWL-AC&lpg=PP1&dq=Tycho%20Brahe&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Don Nardo.  "Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy."   Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9mWLP6SWKYsC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_navlinks_s#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

"Tycho Brahe PATTERNS OF MEDICINES."  Poul Hauberg.  RUNDETAARN.DK (Observatory, history, Tycho Brahe alchemy).

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=da&u=http://www.rundetaarn.dk/dansk/observatorium/tycmed.html&ei=yMevSbClOeKHjAfY673oBQ&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=3&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3DElixir%2BTychonis%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG

 

"Ven, Sweden."  Wikipaedia.  17 December 2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ven,_Sweden

 

 

 

 

 

Kepler:

 

 

"BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF JOHANNES KEPLER."

http://courses.science.fau.edu/~rjordan/bios/Kepler/Kepler_bio.htm

 

Albert Van Helden, Elizabeth Burr.  "Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)."  The Galileo Project.  1995.

http://galileo.rice.edu/sci/kepler.html

 

Max Caspar, Clarisse Doris Hellman. "Kepler."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0r68pggBSbgC&lpg=PP1&dq=kepler&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Johannes Kepler,  "Concerning The More Certain Fundamentals of Astrology 1602".   Scribd.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/4641788/Johannes-Kepler-Concerning-The-More-Certain-Fundamentals-of-Astrology-1602

 

Walter W. Bryant.  "The Project Gutenberg EBook of Kepler."

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/12406

 

Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.  "Tabulae Rudolphinae : quibus astronomicae scientiae temporum longinquitate collapsae restauratio continetur..."  Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza: IMSS Digital Library.

http://fermi.imss.fi.it/rd/bdv?/bdviewer/bid=334726&lng=en#

 

"Kepler and Poetry."  Starry Messenger: The Department of History and Philosophy of Science of the University of Cambridge, 1999-2000.

http://www.hps.cam.ac.uk/starry/keplerpoems.html

 

 

 

Chinese Calendar:

 

 

Knobel, E. B.  "Notes on an Ancient Chinese Calendar."  Astronomical register, vol. 20, pp.197-203.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1882AReg...20..197K

 

 

Chu, C.  "The Origin of Twenty-Eight Mansions in Astronomy."  Popular Astronomy, Vol. 55, p.62.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1947PA.....55...62C

 

Helmer Aslaksen. Department of Mathematics. National University of Singapore.  "The Mathematics of the Chinese Calendar." 

www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/calendar/cal.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song Dynasty/Emperor Renzong/Astronomy/Medicine:

 

 

 

"Song Dynasty."  Wikipaedia. 10 March 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_Dynasty

 

Emperor Renzong of Song."  Wikipaedia. 3 January 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Renzong_of_Song

 

John Chaffee, Binghamton university.  "The Rise and Regency of Empress Liu (969-1033)."  Journal of Sung-Yuan Studies 31 (200I).

www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/SungYuan/JSYS/.../JSYS31_Chaffee.pdf

 

Zhentao Xu, David W. Pankenier, Yaotiao Jiang.  "East Asian archaeoastronomy: historical records of astronomical observations of China, Japan and Korea (Earth Space Institute Book Series), p.125-146. Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.com/books?id=9JatFvikiwQC&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

"Chinese History - Song Dynasty 宋 (960-1279)."  CHINAKNOWLEDGE - a universal guide for China studies.

http://www.chinaknowledge.de/History/Song/song.html

 

Peng Yoke Ho, F. Peter Lisowski.  "A brief history of Chinese medicine."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=dFEhjgM2j3cC&lpg=PA36&ots=qKEaSp77n4&dq=emperor%20renzong%20medicine%20song&pg=PA36#v=onepage&q=emperor%20renzong%20medicine%20song&f=false

 

Patricia Buckley Ebrey.  "Women and the family in Chinese history."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=50BVVSU3mikC&lpg=PP1&ots=dVlXTloMtx&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Priscilla Ching Chung.  "Palace women in the Northern Sung, 960-1126."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DD8VAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

 

Supernovae - General:

 

 

"Supernovae."  Wikipaedia.  5 March 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova

 

List of supernovae."  Wikipaedia. 15 December 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supernovae

 

Stephenson, F. R.  "Revised Catalogue of Pre-Telescopic Galactic Novae and Supernovae."  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 17, p.121.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/seri/QJRAS/0017/0000121.000.html

 

Stephenson, F. R. & Green, D. A.  "A reappraisal of some proposed historical supernovae."  Journal for the History of Astronomy (ISSN 0021-8286), Vol. 36, Part 2, No. 123, p. 217 - 229 (2005).  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/2005JHA....36..217S
 

"Blasts From The Past: Historic Supernovas."   Chandra.

chandra.harvard.edu/resources/handouts/lithos/hist_remnants.pdf

 

Hartmut Frommert/Christine Kronberg.  "Supernovae observed in the Milky Way: Historical Supernovae."  2007.

http://messier.obspm.fr/more/mw_sn.html

 

AAVSO Variable Star Astronomy (Chapter 9).

www.aavso.org/education/vsa/intro.pdf

www.aavso.org/education/vsa/Chapter9.pdf

 

Trimble, V. & Clark, D. H.  "The Crab nebula and other historical supernova remnants."  Astronomical Society of India, Bulletin, vol. 13, June 1985, p. 117-126.   SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1985BASI...13..117T

Lundmark, K.  "Suspected New Stars Recorded in Old Chronicles and Among Recent Meridian Observations."  Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 33, No. 195, p.225.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).
http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1921PASP...33..225L/0000225.000.html

Clark, D. H. & Stephenson, F. R.  "Which historical new stars were supernovae."  Royal Astronomical Society, Quarterly Journal, vol. 17, Sept. 1976, p. 290-302.

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1976QJRAS..17..290C/0000290.000.html

 

Laurence A. Marschall.  "The supernova story."   Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nZdy6ZZ_GCIC&lpg=PP1&dq=supernova&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

 

Richard McCray, Zhenru Wang.  "Supernovae and Supernova Remnants: IAU Colloquium 145 (International Astronomical Union)."   Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=kU2DgCQtp_cC&lpg=PP1&dq=supernova&lr=&pg=PA331#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

 

SN 1054:

 

 

 

"SN 1054."  Wikipaedia. 19 January 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1054

 

A. Breen  and D. McCarthy.  "A re-evaluation of the Eastern and Western records of the supernova of 1054."   Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Burlington Rd, Dublin 6, Ireland.  Department of Computer Science, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. 1995.

DOI: 10.1016/0083-6656(95)96619-S

 

George W. Collins, William P. Claspy, John C. Martin. "A Re-interpretation of Historical References to the Supernova of 1054 AD."  The Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 111, Issue 761, pp. 871-880.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

DOI: 10.1086/316401

 

Wang, Z.-R.  "Ancient Guest Stars as harbingers of neutron star formation."  IN: The origin and evolution of neutron stars; Proceedings of the IAU Symposium, Nanjing, People's Republic of China, May 26-30, 1986 (A88-28476 10-90). Dordrecht, D. Reidel Publishing Co., 1987, p. 305-317; Discussion, p. 318.

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1987IAUS..125..305W

 

Duyvendak, J. J. L.  "Further Data Bearing on the Identification of the Crab Nebula with the Supernova of 1054 A.D. Part I. The Ancient Oriental Chronicles,"  Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 54, No. 318, p.91-94.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1942PASP...54...91D/0000091.000.html

 

Guidoboni, E., Marmo, C., & Polcaro, V. F.  "Do we need to redate the birth of the Crab Nebula?"  Memorie della Societa Astronomia Italiana, Vol. 65, p.623.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1994MmSAI..65..623G

 

Brecher, K., Fesen, R. A., Maran, S. P., & Brandt, J. C.  "Ancient records and the Crab Nebula supernova."  The Observatory, vol. 103, p. 106-113 (1983).  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1983Obs...103..106B/0000106.000.html

 

"Fireworks In Hubble's Eye." Sat Jan 10, 2009.  Palantir Daily Kos.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/1/10/22644/1965/716/679675

 

H. Heintzmann.  "Supernova 1054 - The Crab Nebula."  2008.

http://hera.ph1.uni-koeln.de/~heintzma/NS1/SN1054.htm

 

Francesco Polcaro, Andrea Martocchia.  "Supernovae astrophysics from Middle Age documents."  Populations of High Energy Sources in Galaxies Proceedings of the 230th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Dublin, Ireland 15-19 August 2005, Edited by E. J. A. Meurs; G. Fabbiano. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006., pp.264-268.  PDF on link.

http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00013372/en/

 

 

SN 1572:

 

 

"SN 1572."  Wikipaedia. 6 February 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1572

 

Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601.  "Learned: Tico Brahae, His Astronomicall Coniectur of the New and Much Admired [Star]."  Linda Hall Library, LHL Digital Collections.

http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/astro_early&CISOPTR=283&REC=1

 

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Stephenson, F. R. & Clark, D. H.  "The Location of the Supernova of AD 1572."  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 18, p.340-350.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1977QJRAS..18..340S

 

 

Dreyer, J. L. E.  "The new star of 1572."  The Observatory, Vol. 24, p. 166-166 (1901).  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/seri/Obs../0024//0000166.000.html

 

"Tycho's Supernova Remnant: Chandra's View of Tycho's Supernova Remnant."  2009.  Chandra X-ray Observatory. CXC operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/0005/

 

 

SN 1604:

 

 

"SN 1604."  Wikipaedia. 6 February 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1604

 

Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.  "De Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii".  Linda Hall Library, LHL Digital Collections.

http://lhldigital.lindahall.org/u?/astro_atlas,5135

 

 

"Kepler's Supernova Remnant: A Star's Death Comes to Life."  2009.  Chandra X-ray Observatory. CXC operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/kepler/

 

Solar Eclipses in the reign of Emperor Renzong, Song Dynasty.

 

 

Zhentao Xu, David W. Pankenier, Yaotiao Jiang.  "East Asian archaeoastronomy: historical records of astronomical observations of China, Japan and Korea (Earth Space Institute Book Series), p.42-43.  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.com/books?id=9JatFvikiwQC&lpg=PA42&dq=renzong%20song&pg=PA43#v=onepage&q=renzong%20song&f=false

 

 

Star of Bethlehem:

 

 

"Star of Bethlehem."  Wikipaedia.  5 March 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_Bethlehem

 

Some Notes on the Visibility of the 5BC Chinese Star.

http://www.astrosurf.com/comets/cometas/Star/Visibility_Star.htm

 

Burke-Gaffney, W.  "Kepler and the Star of Bethlehem."  Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 31, p.417.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1937JRASC..31..417B

 

Michael R. Molnar.  "The star of Bethlehem: the legacy of the Magi."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GXUTibYxdDcC&lpg=PP1&dq=star%20of%20bethlehem&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

Mark R. Kidger.  The star of Bethlehem: an astronomer's view."   Preview: Google books.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_ISv1gPQJV4C&lpg=PP1&dq=star%20of%20bethlehem&lr=&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

Morehouse, A. J.  "The Christmas Star as a Supernova in Aquila."  Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 72, p.65.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1978JRASC..72...65M/0000066.000.html

 

Cambridge-conference network.  CCNet 130/2001 - 5 December 2001

http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/ccc/cc120501.html

 

The Star of Bethlehem on Roman and Celtic Coins." AAVSO HOME > publications > newsletter > number 27.

http://www.aavso.org/publications/newsletter/number27/coins.shtml

 

Cullen, C.  "Can we find the Star of Bethlehem in Far Eastern Records?"  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 20, p.153.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1979QJRAS..20..153C

 

 

Historical Tensions between Astronomy and Religion:

 

 

White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918.  "History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom."  Project Gutenberg.

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/505

 

Dav Brewster.  "The martyrs of science: or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler."  Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=wsQ5AAAAcAAJ&dq=inauthor%3A%22Dav%20Brewster%22&pg=PR3#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

"Galileo Timeline."  The Galileo Project > Chronology.

http://galileo.rice.edu/chron/galileo.html

 

 

 

Other Astronomy:

 

 

Laurence A. Marschall.  "The supernova story."

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nZdy6ZZ_GCIC&lpg=PA69&ots=jN_wFfxrva&dq=john donne supernova&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q=&f=false

 

"The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius: The Plates with an English Translation of the Title Captions."  Andreas Cellarius (c. 1595 ľ 1665): A Bio-Bibliographical Overview.

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/cellarius/cellarius_plates.htm

 

Dallolmo, U.  " Latin Terminology Relating to Aurorae Comets Meteors and Novae."  JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY V. 11, P. 10, 1980.  SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1980JHA....11...10D

 

Dreyer, J. L. E.  "note on the solar eclipse of 1598."  Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 54, p.439.

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1894MNRAS..54..439D

 

Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642; Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630; Carlos, Edward Stafford.  "The sidereal messenger of Galileo Galilei : and a part of the preface to Kepler's Dioptrics containing the original account of Galileo's astronomical discoveries (1880)"  The Internet Archive,Text Archive > American Libraries.  Digitizing sponsor: Wellesley College Library.

http://www.archive.org/details/siderealmessenge80gali

 

Laputan Logic.com.  Archive for May 2006, including examples of the use of code in astronomy.

http://www.laputanlogic.com/articles/2006/05/index.html

 

"Galileo's Anagrams and the Moons of Mars."  mathpages.com.

http://www.mathpages.com/HOME/kmath151/kmath151.htm

 

 

Astronomy and Disaster:

 

 

Marcelo Gleiser.   "The Prophet and the Astronomer: Apocalyptic Science and the End of the World"

http://www.scribd.com/doc/23188495/The-Prophet-and-the-Astronomer

 

"New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection by M. G. L. Baillie."   Book review by Laura Knight-Jadczyk.  SOTT.NET Book Review
Wed, 19 Dec 2007.

http://www.sott.net/articles/show/145683-New-Light-on-the-Black-Death-The-Cosmic-Connection

 

National Medicometeorology Research Symposium of China 11ľ14 November 1980.  International Journal of Biometeorology.  SpringerLink.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/k2nt4156426k3075/

 

"Sunspot Activity, Venus Inferior Conjunctions with the Sun, and Biological Events."  Shade Tree Physics, 2001.

http://www.datasync.com/~rsf1/vel/1918ss.htm

 

"Do Comets Foretell Doom?"   C Johnson, 2002.

http://mb-soft.com/public/comet.html

 

"Supernova Explosion May Have Caused Mammoth Extinction."   Research News, Berkeley Lab,  September 23, 2005.

http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/NSD-mammoth-extinction.html

 

 

Kircher:

 

 

"Voynich MS - Letters to Athanasius Kircher."  The Voynich Manuscript.  RenÚ Zandbergen, 2004.

http://www.voynich.nu/letters.html

 

Paula Findlen.  "Athanasius Kircher: the last man who knew everything."   Preview: Google books.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6nnokX4nxtcC&lpg=PA177&ots=u8Z6GZm9Ci&dq=kircher heretic&pg=PA191#v=onepage&q=kircher &f=false

 

 

 

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