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Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter Before Photography ebook

by Thomas A Hockey


Even today Jupiter captures the public interest like no other planet: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms (larger than the Earth) that have raged for centuries

Even today Jupiter captures the public interest like no other planet: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms (larger than the Earth) that have raged for centuries.

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 fundamentally altered how astronomers viewed the planets. He has a story very worth telling.

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Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter Before Photography by Thomas A Hockey English Jan. 1, 1998 ISBN: 0750304480 270 Pages PDF 3 M. Many of the planetary features studied in detail by today's space probes were once glimpsed by keen-eyed, amateur astronomers.

Even today Jupiter captures the public interest like no other planet: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms (larger than the Earth) that have raged for centuries

Even today Jupiter captures the public interest like no other planet: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms (larger than the Earth) that have raged for centuries.

General & Introductory Physics. Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter Before Photography. CRC Press Published January 1, 1998 Reference - 236 Pages ISBN 9780750304481 - CAT IP303. 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 fundamentally altered how astronomers viewed the planets.

Many of the planetary features studied in detail by today's space probes were once glimpsed by keen-eyed, amateur astronomers.

The Solar System - The Planet Jupiter – The Great Red Spot". Physics & Astronomy – University of Tennessee. Hockey, Thomas (1999). Archived from the original on 2004-06-10. Retrieved 2015-08-30. Karl Hille (2015-08-04). Jupiter's Great Red Spot: A Swirling Mystery". Bristol, Philadelphia: IOP Publishing. Peek, Bertrand M. (1981). The Planet Jupiter: The Observer's Handbook (Revised e. London: Faber and Faber Limited.

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Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter before Photography. N. M. Swerdlow, "Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter before Photography. Thomas A. Hockey," Isis 92, no. 3 (Se. 2001): 580-581.

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. It was only natural that peoples from the dawn of history would be interested in such a planet and, indeed, Jupiter was one of the first objects to be observed with the telescope. Even today Jupiter captures the public interest like no other planet: a vast gaseous world, home to violent storms (larger than the Earth) that have raged for centuries.Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter before Photography presents the history of humankind's quest to understand the giant planet in the era before photography, a time when the only way to observe the universe was with the human eye. The book provides a comprehensive and fascinating account of the people involved in this quest, their observations, and the results of their findings. Many of the planetary features studied in detail by today's space probes were once glimpsed by keen-eyed, amateur astronomers. These Earth-bound explorers made up for their modest instruments and viewing conditions with their patience, perseverance, and passion for the night sky. Their greatest challenge was the fifth planet from the Sun and the search for its imagined surface-a revelation of the "real Jupiter." In the process, these part-time observers redefined the meaning of the word "planet." The book recounts their story from the earliest times right up until the invention of the camera.
Galileo's Planet: Observing Jupiter Before Photography ebook
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Thomas A Hockey
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