In particular, Dennis Duke's flash animations and lecture notes have been invaluable. George Saliba's A History of Arabic Astronomy (NYU Press, 1995) and Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (MIT Press, 2007). James Evans' History and Practice of Ancient Astronomy (Oxford University Press, 1998). Otto E. Neugebauer's excellent The Exact Sciences in Antiquity (Dover Publications; 2 edition, 1969).
The background image is Alex Mellinger's beautiful composite image of the Southern sky. All models are constructed as though looking down from the north pole of the ecliptic, so it seemed appropriate.
- Joshua Buermann © 2012.