History of Astronomy : Acta Historica Astronomiae

Beiträge zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 2

[Contributions to the History of Astronomy, Issue 2]

(Acta Historica Astronomiae ; Vol. 5)

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Cover This issue contains papers on the history of astronomy from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Among the items are a discussion of the thesis about "missing centuries" in the Middle Ages, the fall of the idea of fixed celestial spheres around 1585, the history of the telescope in the 17th century, the history of the first astronomical conference in 1798, the attempts to edit the collected works of J. Kepler, and the foundation of the Königsberg Observatory. Others papers are devoted to Brahe, Scultetus, Hölderlin, Argelander, as well as to Bruns and the Zeiss Company in the 19th century. Book reviews and obituaries conclude the volume.

Most papers in German, one in English. All papers with English abstracts.


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Beiträge zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 2. Ed. by Wolfgang R. Dick and Jürgen Hamel. (Acta Historica Astronomiae ; 5). Thun ; Frankfurt am Main : Deutsch, 1st ed. 1999, 2nd revised ed. 2002, 226 p., ISBN 3-8171-1590-3 (1st ed.), 3-8171-1674-8 (2nd ed.), 14 ill., 15 x 21 cm, paperback EUR 16.80 / sFr 26.30.

Published in September 1999, 2nd rev. ed. in August 2002.

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