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Pedersen, Kurt Møller

Overview
Works: 21 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 1,290 library holdings
Genres: History  Observations  Biography  Directories  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QB401, 523.982
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Most widely held works by Kurt Møller Pedersen
The moon that wasn't : the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus. First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until the late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for at least another century. However, it has largely disappeared from the history of astronomy, and the rich historical sources have never been exploited.By telling the story of the enigmatic satellite in its proper historical context it is demonstrated that it was much more than a mere curiosity in the annals of astronomy - Frederick II of Prussia was familiar with it, and so was Bonnet, Kant and Voltaire. The satellite of Venus belongs to the same category as other fictitious celestial bodies (such as the planet Vulcan), yet it had its own life and fascinating historical trajectory. By following this trajectory, the history of planetary astronomy is addressed in a novel way
An observer of observatories : the journal of Thomas Bugge's tour of Germany, Holland and England in 1777 by Kurt Møller Pedersen( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and Danish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1777, the Danish astronomer Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Copenhagen. Keen to modernise the existing observatory on top of the Round Tower, he travelled through Germany to Holland and England to learn more about the state of astronomy and instrument-making in these countries. During his tour he kept a journal in which he noted what he saw, whom he met and which books and instruments he bought. He also included dozens of sketches and drawings, which greatly add to the historical value of his manuscript. The document lay undiscovered in the Royal Library at Copenhagen until 1969, when Kurt Moller Pedersen found it and prepared a provisional transcript. Forty years later, this journal is now made available and Bugge's drawings are complemented by portraits of academics and instrument-makers and by photographs of buildings and instruments, many of which survive in museums today. This richly illustrated and fully annotated edition of Bugge's travel journal will be of value for anyone who is interested in the history of science and technology in the 18th century."
Erasmi Bartholini Experimenta crystalli Islandici disdiaclastici quibus mira & insolita refractio detegitur by Erasmus Bartholin( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Bugges dagbog, 1777 : rejsen til Tyskland, Holland og England by Thomas Bugge( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Danish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a voyage through Holland and England, 1777 by Thomas Bugge( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videnskabens og teknologiens historie og filosofi : Et katalog over aktiviteter i Danmark by Else Lehmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fortegnelse over aktiviteter inden for matematikkens, naturvidenskabernes og medicinens historie og filosofi by Else Lehmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fortegnelse over naturvidenskabshistoriske aktiviteter i Danmark by Kurt Møller Pedersen( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding your feet( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En undersøgelse (i moderne formulering) af Lagrange's fremstilling af mekanikkens almindelige principper by Kurt Møller Pedersen( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiratoriet : Steno Museets nye udstillings- og læringscenter( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue on optics( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Leonhard Euler's wave theory of light by Kurt Møller Pedersen( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Roemer, Jupiter's satellites and the velocity of light by Leif Kahl Kristensen( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Træk af optikkens udvikling i begyndelsen af 1800-tallet( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analogien mellem optik og mekanik i historisk belysning( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Astronomi by Kristian Peder Moesgaard( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Finding your feet( Recording )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Bugge( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thomas Bugges dagbog 1777 Rejsen til Tyskland, Holland og England by Kurt Møller Pedersen( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Danish and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomen Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) blev udnævnt til professor i matematik og astronomi ved Københavns Universitet i 1777. Han så det som en vigtig opgave at modernisere observatoriet på toppen af Rundetårn, og derfor foretog han en studietur gennem Tyskland og Holland til England for ved selvsyn at sætte sig ind i, hvordan man der studerede astronomi og byggede instrumenter. Han førte dagbog under hele sin rejse, og heri nedskrev han, hvad han så, hvem han mødte, og hvilke bøger og instrumenter han købte. Den er desuden fuld af skitser og tegninger, som gør den til en vigtig historisk kilde. D
 
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Alternative Names
Pedersen, Kurt Møller.

Languages
English (26)

Danish (23)

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An observer of observatories : the journal of Thomas Bugge's tour of Germany, Holland and England in 1777Thomas Bugges dagbog, 1777 : rejsen til Tyskland, Holland og England