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A History of Optical Telescopes in AstronomyAstronomy as a Science in Need of a Tool

A History of Optical Telescopes in Astronomy: Astronomy as a Science in Need of a Tool [Before the telescope, astronomy was a floundering science. It had moved as far as it could, based upon sightings made with the naked eye. There were many deductions that could be made using sightings and timings, but there was no doubt the field was in need of a tool, which was not going to be available until 1600. Before this date, many speculations and calculations were made that would be added to or nullified when telescopes finally became available.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A History of Optical Telescopes in AstronomyAstronomy as a Science in Need of a Tool

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
ISBN
978-3-319-99087-3
Pages
1 –16
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99088-0_1
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Abstract

[Before the telescope, astronomy was a floundering science. It had moved as far as it could, based upon sightings made with the naked eye. There were many deductions that could be made using sightings and timings, but there was no doubt the field was in need of a tool, which was not going to be available until 1600. Before this date, many speculations and calculations were made that would be added to or nullified when telescopes finally became available.]

Published: Oct 2, 2018

Keywords: Ptolemaic Ideas; Hipparchus; Flawed Thinking; Observatory Sky; Early Agrarian Cultures

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