The Astronomical Revolution

Lucid study illuminates contributions of three great pioneers in astronomy whose 16th- and 17th-century work transformed the human conception of the universe. Includes key passages from original works. 59 illustrations.

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Author: Alexandre Koyré

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486270955

Category: Science

Page: 530

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Lucid study illuminates contributions of three great pioneers in astronomy whose 16th- and 17th-century work transformed the human conception of the universe. Includes key passages from original works. 59 illustrations.

The Astronomical Revolution

... Kepler, Borelli—~which are brought together in this volume, it is not my
intention to review the history of astronomy in the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries from Copernicus to Newton, but only the history of the 'astronomical
revolution', ...

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Author: Alexandre Koyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135028343

Category: Philosophy

Page: 532

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Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe. With Kepler, celestial dynamics replaced the kinematics of circles and spheres used by Copernicus. With Borelli the unification of celestial and terrestrial physics was completed by abandonment of the circle in favour the straight line to infinity.

The Astronomy Revolution

the. Telescope. on. Astronomy. and. Society. in. China. Xiao-Chun. Sun.
INTRODUCTION* CONTENTS Introduction.....................................................................
............................................................... 281 Role of the Telescope in the
Astronomical ...

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Author: Donald G. York

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781439836019

Category: Science

Page: 450

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Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference held

Copernicus and the Astronomical Revolution

COPERNICUS AND THE ASTRONOMICAL REVOLUTION by Gerhard H . Wolter
and A GUIDE TO COPERNICANA IN THE MALCOLM A . LOVE LIBRARY by
John D . Ambriano Sciences and Engineering Library 1972 COPERNICUS AND
 ...

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Author: Gerhard H. Wolter

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105038773953

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The Astronomical Register

TO THE EDITOR OF THE ASTRONOMICAL REGISTER . Sir , - No one , I
presume , contends that the moon is not turning round . All revolving bodies must
turn round once at every revolution . However , as there appears to be some ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555024713

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The Great Astronomical Revolution

His interest in astronomy dated from the age of 6 , when he read a book about the
subject . At the age of 11 , he was elected a member of the British Astronomical
Association ( the youngest member ever to be elected : exactly 50 years later he
 ...

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Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015056623807

Category: Science

Page: 258

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"Patrick Moore, one of the great presenters of astronomy in our time, here tells the epic story of the historical development of astronomy which caused a revolutionary change in human outlook, both in its impact and on scientific thinking and upon religious belief. It is a fascinating story, well researched and told in a scholarly yet exciting narrative that will be read with enjoyment and profit by astronomers, historians and the general public." "It had been believed according to cosmologists and Jewish/Christian/Muslim tradition that the Earth began at a finite time in the past. A scientific revolution began with Copernicus, the Polish priest, who in 1534 cast aside the ancient Greek idea that the Earth occupied the proud position in the centre of the universe. In his published work De Revolutionibus he stated that the planets revolved around the Sun. His theory was opposed by scientists and was regarded as heresy by the Christian Church, which in those times persecuted heretics who held such views." "A scholarly Danish scientist, Tycho Brahe (between 1576 and 1596) made the essential observations which enabled the German mathematician Johannes Kepler in 1609 to prove that the Earth is indeed a planet travelling in an elliptical orbit around the Sun. Then came the Italian Galileo whose brilliant enquiring mind and courageous conviction led him to support the Copernicum theory at the risk of persecution by the dreaded Inquisition. In 1687 came the great Sir Isaac Newton who had the final say when, in his great work of genius Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, he developed the mathematical proof of how bodies move in space." "In his Space Age Epilogue, Patrick Moore leaps forward three centuries to 1957 and the new astronomical revolution of our time which could never have happened without those earlier scientists' pioneer work. He examines space exploration by rocket power following the launch of Sputnik I and the probes to the planets of our Solar System; and controlled landings on Venus and Mars, culminating with the sensational achievements of Hubble as monitored by NASA. The linkage of these two revolutions, argues Patrick Moore, will no doubt be followed in future by a third of equal magnitude."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Scientific Revolution

ing the phenomena' posture adopted by mathematical astronomers through the
centuries. ... the time and considers them conjointly with the astronomical
revolution that grew out of Copernicus' reform, one finds oneself in possession of
a quite ...

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Author: H. Floris Cohen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226112802

Category: History

Page: 662

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In this first book-length historiographical study of the Scientific Revolution, H. Floris Cohen examines the body of work on the intellectual, social, and cultural origins of early modern science. Cohen critically surveys a wide range of scholarship since the nineteenth century, offering new perspectives on how the Scientific Revolution changed forever the way we understand the natural world and our place in it. Cohen's discussions range from scholarly interpretations of Galileo, Kepler, and Newton, to the question of why the Scientific Revolution took place in seventeenth-century Western Europe, rather than in ancient Greece, China, or the Islamic world. Cohen contends that the emergence of early modern science was essential to the rise of the modern world, in the way it fostered advances in technology. A valuable entrée to the literature on the Scientific Revolution, this book assesses both a controversial body of scholarship, and contributes to understanding how modern science came into the world.

The Astronomy of the Bible an Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

It is not defined by any astronomical revolution; it is defined by the return of the
sabbath, the consecrated day. A need for the division of time into short periods,
less than a month, has been generally felt amongst civilized men. Business of
state ...

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Author: E.W. Maunder

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465510693

Category: Astronomy in the Bible

Page: 410

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Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College

5877 revolutions of the screw of the comparator . With the value of one revolution
of this screw adopted above ( 0 . 03610 cm . ) , the 22 . 5180 vo pitch of the
micrometer - screw for the interval I – II appears to be 30 80 X 0 . 03610 25 .

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ISBN: UCSD:31822020245163

Category: Astronomy

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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

Their periods of revolution are observed with great accuracy . After these bands
and spots , the most notable feature is the Red Spot , situated in the southern
hemisphere , and extending from about fifteen degrees south to thirty - two
degrees ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510006022998

Category: Astronomy

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The Copernican Revolution

Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought Thomas S. Kuhn.
THE ASSIMILATION OF COPERNICAN ASTRONOMY The Reception of
Copernicus' Work Copernicus died in 1543, the year in which the De Revolu-
tionibus ...

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Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674171039

Category: Science

Page: 297

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The significance of the plurality of the Copernican Revolution is the main thrust of this undergraduate text

Monthly Notices of the Astronomical Society of London

Soon after the instrument was set up ( in November and December 1829 ) I made
a series of observations of this kind , and repeated them in the summer of 1830 .
From these I found the value of one revolution of the screw , in the temperature f ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z167307807

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Popular Astronomy

The astronomical revolution of the earth, or its ' sidereal year,' is 365 days 6 hours
9 minutes 11 seconds [9 3 seconds, Harkness, 1 891. — J. E. G.] — 365-2564
days. The earth revolves in a circle round the sun (it is really an ellipse, which ...

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Author: Camille Flammarion

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044002668291

Category: Astronomy

Page: 686

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An Historical Survey of the Astronomy of the Ancients

This reform of an error amounting only to 11 ' 12 " in a year brought the calendar
to perfection ; the annual measure of time has received no improvement since the
modern astronomical revolution . With regard to the determination of a ship's ...

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Author: Sir George Cornewall Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017073354

Category: Astronomy

Page: 527

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Memoirs of the astronomical Society of London

The greater inequality, as regards the time of revolution of the Comet, is the more
interesting, inasmuch as it depends on ... 1682,70 373.84 837.16 1301,81
1759.19 1835,87 thus comprising 24 complete revolutions, and giving a mean
period I ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z184640200

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The Scientific Revolution

Observatories The observatory, a building or platform specifically devoted to
astronomical observation, originated in the Muslim world and spread widely in
early modern Europe. In addition to clear skies and a stable platform,
observatories ...

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Author: William E. Burns

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780874368758

Category: Reference

Page: 386

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An encyclopedic collection of key scientists and the tools and concepts they developed that transformed our understanding of the physical world. * Includes over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from Gregorian reform of the calendar to Thomas Hobbes, navigation, thermometers, and the trial of Galileo * Provides a chronology of the scientific revolution from the founding of the Casa de la Contratacion, a repository of navigational and cartographic knowledge, in 1503, to the death of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek in 1727

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Wright, Kant, and Lambert: pioneer sidereal astronomers and proponents of a
plurality of worlds During the second half ... In 1750, two centuries after the
commencement of the Copernican revolution, a second astronomical revolution
began.

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Author: Michael J. Crowe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486145013

Category: Science

Page: 704

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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.