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By Marvin Bolt, JoAnn Palmeri, Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan D. Marché, F. Jamil Ragep

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a special and necessary source for historians and astronomers alike. It contains approx. 1850 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to trendy occasions. it's the collective paintings of 430 authors edited by means of a piece of writing board of eight historians and astronomers. This reference offers biographical details on astronomers and cosmologists by using modern old scholarship. The totally corrected and up-to-date moment version provides nearly three hundred biographical sketches. in line with ongoing examine and suggestions from the neighborhood, the hot entries will fill gaps and supply expansions. additionally, better emphasis on Russo cellphone astronomers and radio astronomers is given. person entries range from a hundred to 1500 phrases, together with the likes of the tremendous luminaries similar to Newton and Einstein, in addition to lesser-known astronomers like Galileo's acolyte, Mario Guiducci.

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Paris, 1965. Further details about the history and various mutations of the geo-heliocentric model can be found in Christine Schofield-Jones’ doctoral dissertation. 27 If theory selection is based on Numerus, Mensura, Pondus, historians have mused over the number, size, and weight of Riccioli’s arguments. By one reckoning, J-B Delambre counted some 57 arguments against a moving Earth. ” See J-B Delambre, Histoire de l’Astronomie Moderne, Vol. 1, Paris, 1821, pp. 672–681 and G-B-Riccioli, Almagest novum, 2 Vols.

313–351. For Riccioli’s reckoning of the number of arguments, see Apologia pro Argumento Physicomathematico contra Systema Copernicanum adiecto contra illud Novo Argumento ex Reflexo motu Gravium Decidentium. Venice, 1669; Dorothy Stimson, The Gradual Acceptance of the Copernican Theory of the Universe, New York, 1917, pp. 79–84, provides a pioneering but still useful discussion. 28 Riccioli. Almagestum novum, Pt I. Following a historical narrative, Riccioli offers a chronological outline of astronomy (xxvi–xxviii) followed by an alphabetical list of over 400 astronomers (xxviii–xlvii).

32 Toward the end of the century, men of learning again took center stage with the appearance of Charles Perrault’s Les hommes illustres,33 and soon thereafter, J-P Nice´ron’s Me´moires pour servir a` l’histoire des hommes dans la Re´publique des Lettres (1729–1745, Paris). 35 Unprecedented in scope and rigor, More´ri established new possibilities. For present purposes, while it contained biographies of all the major 29 Edward Sherburne, The Sphere of Marcus Manilius made an English Poem with Annotations and an Astronomical Appendix (London, 1675).

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