Major changes in the scientific view of the scale or structure of the universe, paradigm shifts.
A review by David Wands of the development of cosmology, starting with the Babylonians.
History of sun-centered astronomy, includes original work of Galileo, Copernicus, others
Religious influences on Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe and Kepler.
Paper presented at an Italian national conference in 1996, with references.
An overview from the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
Brief historical chronology of the development and acceptance of heliocentricity.
The "great debate" about the scale of the universe and the nature of spiral nebulae.
The development of theological implications of scientific work on origin of the universe.
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