History of Astronomy: Topics: Arts, Poetry and Fiction
The Astronomer, 1668
- Painting by Jan Vermeer (1632-1675), Paris, Louvre
Ceramic Comets, by Robert H. van Gent
- About cometary depictions on porcelain.
Dante Alighieri, Paradiso
- Full of ideas about astronomy, cosmology,
and the physical and spiritual order within the universe.
The "Dutchman'a Log" or the Seaman's Tobacco Box of Pieter Holm,
by Robert H. van Gent
- These tobacco boxes feature a perpetual calendar on the lid and a
ship's speed table on the bottom.
Ein historisches Halophänomen in Stockholm (in German)
- Painting in a church in Stockholm, Sweden, showing a solar halo
Wolfgang R. Dick.
Created: 12 April 2000.
Latest update: 12 April 2000