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The Discovery and Study of Juno and Vesta in the Early Nineteenth Century

Historical Studies in Asteroid Research

139,09 € Lieferbar ab 22.06.2017


Based on extensive primary sources, including many documents from Olbers, Gauss, Zach, and Regner never previously translated into English, this is the definitive account of the origins of Juno and Vesta by Hershel. Primary sources about the discovery are included in new translations, including personal correspondence and scientific papers. Cunningham, a dedicated scholar of asteroids, opens to scrutiny this critical moment of astronomical discovery, continuing the story begun in Volumes I, II and III of this series. The discovery of this new class of celestial bodies, as well as the revelation of the existence of the Asteroid Belt, set off an entirely new understanding of the Solar System, the implications of which are thoroughly discussed. How the discovery of Juno influenced Bode in his thinking about “Bode’s Law” is studied, and the volume concludes with a look at the instruments and observatories that analyzed the asteroids in these early years of the nineteenth century.


Titel: The Discovery and Study of Juno and Vesta in the Early Nineteenth Century
Autoren/Herausgeber: Clifford J. Cunningham
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2017

ISBN/EAN: 9783319328737

Seitenzahl: 350
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

Clifford J. Cunningham did his Ph.D. work in the history of astronomy at James Cook University and the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, and he is affiliated with the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand. He has written or edited 13 books on the history of astronomy, and his papers have been published in many major journals, including Annals of Science, Journal for the History of Astronomy, Culture & Cosmos, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, Studia Etymologica Cracoviensia, The Asian Journal of Physics and The Milton Quarterly. Asteroid (4276) was named Clifford in his honor by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

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