A Short History of Astronomy (University Extension Manuals) by Arthur Berry

By Arthur Berry

The Manuals should not meant for reasons of common schooling, yet for college students who've made a few improve within the topic handled The assertion of info is intended to demonstrate the operating of normal legislation, and the advance of rules , whereas, the historic evolution of the topic handled is saved in view, besides its philosophical significance

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A 4 Short History of Astronomy ecu I of this book it is not woith while to the mass of doubtful attempt to disentangle from For the purposes make any and conjectural interpretation of inscriptions, bearthe few facts which lie embedded ing on this early astionomy, we and may proceed at once to give some account therein, dealt of the astronomical knowledge, other than that aheady in the possession of the earliest discovered is which with, at the beginning -the Greekshistorical astronomers tradition really what of their scientific history, leaving it an open question their it were derived from Egyptians, Chaldaeans, of portions own ancestors, or other sources looks at the stars on any clear night 7.

To face p. 59 An ellipse . 60 Kepler's second law 6 1 Diagram used by Kepler to establish his laws of planetary .. motion . 62 The " music of the spheres 63 Kepler's idea of gravity 64 Saturn 65 66 The phases s ring, as " according to Kepler 67 Saturn, with the ring seen edge-wise of Saturn's ring Eaily drawings of Saturn 68 Mais in opposition 171 173 183 185 1 86 187 190 196 . 124 One 56 114 116 "7 . 48 The stationary points of Jupiter 49 The alteration in a planet's apparent position due to an alteration the earth's distance from the sun 51 109 113 planet 47 The stationary points of Mercury 50 94 102 103 .

48 The stationary points of Jupiter 49 The alteration in a planet's apparent position due to an alteration the earth's distance from the sun 51 109 113 planet 47 The stationary points of Mercury 50 94 102 103 . 39 The daily rotation of the earth 40 The solar system according to Coppernicus 41, 42 Coppernican explanation of the seasons 45 89 To face p 200 200 To face p 202 201 206 xxxi List of Illustrations PAGE 206 FIG 69 The parallax of a planet a circle 70 Motion m The moon as a projectile 72 The spheroidal form of the 214 220 71 73 earth 234 An elongated ellipse and a parabola .

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