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A Popular History Of Astronomy During The Nineteenth Century

Auhtor: Agnes Clerke

Language: english
Published: 1908

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Summary of the Book 'A Popular History Of Astronomy During The Nineteenth Century':

A Popular History Of Astronomy During The Nineteenth Century by Agnes M Clerke. Since the third edition of the present work issued from the press the nineteenth century has run its course and finished its record. A new era has dawned not by chronological prescription alone but to the vital sense of humanity. Novel thoughts are rife fresh impulses stir the nations the soughing of the wind of progress strikes every ear. The old order changeth more and more swiftly as mental activity becomes intensified.

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... Ideas, in short, have all at once become plastic, and none more completely so than those relating to astronomy. The physics of the heavenly bodies, ...
... p. 227. A previous list of forty-five had appeared in Mm. Ac. des Sciences, 1771.]. [Footnote 46: Phil. Trans., vol. lxxiv., p. 442.]. [Footnote ...
... nucleus. From these hints, supplemented by his own diligent observations and sagacious reasonings, Herschel elaborated a scheme of solar constitution ...
... recent measurements of the small telescopic disc of this farthest known pla, it is found that while in mass Neptune equals seventeen, in bulk ...
... Bonn.]. [Footnote 260: D'Arrest, Astr. Nach., No. 1,624.]. [Footnote 261: Der Brorsen'sche Comet. Von Dr. E. Lamp, Kiel, 1892 Plummer, Knowledge, ...
... that if a single grain be divided into 180 million parts, and one alone of such inconceivably minute fragments be present in a source of light, the ...
... retarded character of the maximum of 1883-4 was to be found in the unusually low latitude of the spot-zones when it occurred. Their movement downward ...
... with which the systematic study of coronal structure may be said to have begun, Mr. Ranyard first generalised the synclinal peculiarity by ...
... of distinguishing, spectroscopically and chemically, between the cavity and the absorbing layers piled up above it. By its persistent employment some ...
... transit observations of 1769. Using improved determinations of the longitude of the various stations, and a selective judgment in dealing with their ...
... and even to Leverrier's powerful analysis it long proved recalcitrant. On the 12th of September, 1869, however, he was able to announce before ...
... Sir W. Thomson, Report Brit. Ass., 1876, p. 12.] . Chapter Viii. Plas And Satellites-(continued).CHAPTER VIII. PLAS AND SATELLITES-(continued). The ...
... 1014: Astr. Nach., No. 3,319.]. [Footnote 1015: Witch of Atlas, stanza iii. I am indebted to Dr. Gart for the reference.]. [Footnote ...
... Quite insignificant objects-as we have already partly seen-have often proved more vitally instructive. Donati's comet has been identified with no ...
... Wells at the Dudley Observatory, Albany, March 17, 1882. Two days later it was described by Mr. Lewis Boss as a great comet in miniature, so well defined ...
... Vogel,[1370] director of the Astro-physical Observatory at Potsdam. The hydro-carbon bands, in fact, seen bright in comets, are dark in these singular ...
... to the constellation Cygnus-a result congruous with the marked tendency of recently determined apexes to collect in or near Lyra and the most probable ...
... vol. xlix., p. 399.]. [Footnote 1515: Astr. Nach., No 3,549.]. [Footnote 1516: Atlas of Stellar Spectra, p. 125.]. [Footnote 1517: Knowledge, ...
... miles adopted for the sun's distance. 1864 Croll's explanation of glacial epochs. 1864, Nov. 23 Death of Struve. 1865, Jan. 4 Spectroscopic ...
... nebular radial movement, 405. Huggins, Sir William and Lady, photograph of Uranian spectrum, 305 spectra of Wolf-Rayet stars, 380 ultra-violet spectrum ...