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Galileo's planet : observing Jupiter before photography

Author: Thomas A Hockey
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999.
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Since the earliest times one of the brightest lights in the heavens has been that of Jupiter, mythical king of the gods and the largest planet in the solar system. This book presents the history of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Observations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Hockey
ISBN: 0750304480 9780750304481
OCLC Number: 39733730
Description: xvii, 217 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Jupiter primer --
Before the telescope --
The seventeenth century --
The eighteenth century --
The first half of the nineteenth century --
The 1860s and the 1870s --
The modern discovery of the Great Red Spot --
Theories of Jupiter --
Observations, conclusions, and final thoughts.
Responsibility: by Thomas Hockey.
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Hockey, an astronomer with well-developed historical sensitivities, surveys in this volume observational investigations of Jupiter from Antiquity until the time, around 1880, when photography Read more...

 
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