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Sidereus nuncius, or, The Sidereal messenger

Author: Galileo Galilei; Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, and it contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the imperfect and mountainous Moon, the hundreds of stars that were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galilée
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Albert Van Helden
ISBN: 0226279022 9780226279022 0226279030 9780226279039
OCLC Number: 18382082
Notes: Translation of: Sidereus nuncius.
Description: xii, 127 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Sidereus nuncius.
Sidereal messenger.
Sidereus nuncius.
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei ; translated with introduction, conclusion, and notes by Albert van Helden.
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"Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, and it contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the imperfect and mountainous Moon, the hundreds of stars that were unable to be seen in either the Milky Way or certain constellations with the naked eye, and the Medicean Stars that appeared to be circling Jupiter.[1] The Latin word nuncius was typically used during this time period to denote messenger; however, albeit less frequently, it was also interpreted as message. While the title Sidereus Nuncius is usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, many of Galileo's early drafts of the book and later related writings indicate that the intended purpose of the book was "simply to report the news about recent developments in astronomy, not to pass himself off solemnly as an ambassador from heaven."[2] Therefore, the correct English translation of the title is Sidereal Message (or often, Starry Message)."--Wikiped, Nov/2014.

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