The Collation

Research and Exploration at the Folger

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From comet tales to bear tails

After watching NASA’s test-launch of the Orion Spacecraft last month, I was inspired to dive into the Folger’s collection of astronomical texts. Quite by accident, I stumbled upon the works of John Bainbridge. I’ve had just enough history of science for that name to ring a bell, so I decided to go digging, into both his texts and life. Bainbridge was educated at Cambridge and received his MD in 1614, at the age of 32.… Continue Reading