SIDEREUS NUNCIUS OR THE SIDEREAL MESSENGER

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Sidereus Nuncius Or The Sidereal Messenger

Author : Galileo Galilei
ISBN : 9780226320120
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Galileo Galilei’s Sidereus Nuncius is arguably the most dramatic scientific book ever published. It announced new and unexpected phenomena in the heavens, “unheard of through the ages,” revealed by a mysterious new instrument. Galileo had ingeniously improved the rudimentary “spyglasses” that appeared in Europe in 1608, and in the autumn of 1609 he pointed his new instrument at the sky, revealing astonishing sights: mountains on the moon, fixed stars invisible to the naked eye, individual stars in the Milky Way, and four moons around the planet Jupiter. These discoveries changed the terms of the debate between geocentric and heliocentric cosmology and helped ensure the eventual acceptance of the Copernican planetary system. Albert Van Helden’s beautifully rendered and eminently readable translation is based on the Venice 1610 edition’s original Latin text. An introduction, conclusion, and copious notes place the book in its historical and intellectual context, and a new preface, written by Van Helden, highlights recent discoveries in the field, including the detection of a forged copy of Sidereus Nuncius, and new understandings about the political complexities of Galileo’s work.
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Sidereus Nuncius Or The Sidereal Messenger

Author : Galileo Galilei
ISBN : 0226279030
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"Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, and it contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the imperfect and mountainous Moon, the hundreds of stars that were unable to be seen in either the Milky Way or certain constellations with the naked eye, and the Medicean Stars that appeared to be circling Jupiter.[1] The Latin word nuncius was typically used during this time period to denote messenger; however, albeit less frequently, it was also interpreted as message. While the title Sidereus Nuncius is usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, many of Galileo's early drafts of the book and later related writings indicate that the intended purpose of the book was "simply to report the news about recent developments in astronomy, not to pass himself off solemnly as an ambassador from heaven."[2] Therefore, the correct English translation of the title is Sidereal Message (or often, Starry Message)."--Wikiped, Nov/2014.
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Sidereus Nuncius Or The Sidereal Messenger

Author : Galileo Galilei
ISBN : 0226279030
Genre : Science
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"Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, and it contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the imperfect and mountainous Moon, the hundreds of stars that were unable to be seen in either the Milky Way or certain constellations with the naked eye, and the Medicean Stars that appeared to be circling Jupiter.[1] The Latin word nuncius was typically used during this time period to denote messenger; however, albeit less frequently, it was also interpreted as message. While the title Sidereus Nuncius is usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, many of Galileo's early drafts of the book and later related writings indicate that the intended purpose of the book was "simply to report the news about recent developments in astronomy, not to pass himself off solemnly as an ambassador from heaven."[2] Therefore, the correct English translation of the title is Sidereal Message (or often, Starry Message)."--Wikiped, Nov/2014.
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Galileo S O

Author : Horst Bredekamp
ISBN : 9783050050959
Genre : Art
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Der "Sternenbote", Galileo Galileis im Jahre 1610 in Venedig publizierter Sidereus Nuncius, hat ebenso Geschichte geschrieben wie Kopernikus De revolutionibus und Newtons Principia. Erstmals wurde hier durch die Nutzung des Teleskopes deutlich, dass Gestirne wie der Mond eine ebenso zerklüftete Oberfläche besitzen wie die Erde. Zudem erkannte Galilei, dass Planeten wie der Jupiter das Zentrum eines eigenen Planetensystems bilden. Galileis Buch veränderte die Sicht des Kosmos für immer. Aus Angst davor, dass ihm die Konkurrenz zuvorkommen würde, hat Galilei sein Werk wie von Furien gehetzt produziert. Acht Wochen, nachdem er die erste Zeile geschrieben hatte, war es als fertiges Buch auf dem Markt. Die ersten Teile wurden bereits in der Druckerei gesetzt, als der zweite Teil weder erforscht noch geschrieben war. Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite sind die Spuren dieser atemlosen Hast sichtbar geblieben, und auch hierin liegt sein unnachahmlicher Reiz.
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The Sidereal Messenger Of Galileo Galilei And A Part Of The Preface To Kepler S Dioptrics Containing The Original Account Of Galileo S Astronomical Discoveries

Author : Galileo Galilei
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In 1609, Galileo, then Professor of Mathematics at Padua, in the service of the Venetian Republic, heard from a correspondent at Paris of the invention of a telescope, and set to work to consider how such an instrument could be made. The result was his invention of the telescope known by his name, and identical in principle with the modern opera-glass. In a maritime and warlike State, the advantages to be expected from such an invention were immediately recognised, and Galileo was rewarded with a confirmation of his Professorship for life, and a handsome stipend, in recognition of his invention and construction of the first telescope seen at Venice. In his pamphlet, The Sidereal Messenger, here translated, Galileo relates how he came to learn the value of the telescope for astronomical research; and how his observations were rewarded by numerous discoveries in rapid succession, and at length by that of Jupiter’s satellites. Galileo at once saw the value of this discovery as bearing upon the establishment of the Copernican system of astronomy, which had met with slight acceptance, and indeed as yet had hardly any recommendation except that of greater simplicity. Kepler had just published at Prague his work on the planet Mars (Commentaria de motibus Stellæ Martis), on which he had been engaged apparently for eight years; there he heard of Galileo’s discoveries, and at length was invited by Galileo himself, through a common friend, Giuliano de’ Medici, ambassador of the Grand-Duke of Tuscany, Cosmo de’ Medici II., to the Emperor Rudolph II., to correspond with Galileo on the subject of these discoveries. The Emperor also requested his opinion, and Kepler accordingly examined Galileo’s Sidereal Messenger in a pamphlet, entitled A Discussion with the Sidereal Messenger(Florence, 1610). In this Discussion Kepler gives reasons for accepting Galileo’s observations—although he was not able to verify them from want of a telescope—and entirely supports Galileo’s views and conclusions, adducing his own previous speculations, or pointing out, as in the case of Galileo’s idea of earth-light on the moon, the previous conception of the same explanation of the phenomenon. He rejects, however, Galileo’s explanation of the copper colour of the moon in eclipses. Kepler ends by expressing unbounded enthusiasm at the discovery of Jupiter’s satellites, and the argument it furnishes in support of the Copernican theory. Soon after, in 1611, Kepler published another pamphlet, his Narrative, giving an account of actual observations made in verification of Galileo’s discoveries by himself and several friends, whose names he gives, with a telescope made by Galileo, and belonging to Ernest, Elector and Archbishop of Cologne. Kepler and his friends saw the lunar mountains and three of the satellites of Jupiter, but failed to make out any signs of the ring of Saturn corresponding to the imperfect description of Galileo.
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Galileo S O

Author : Horst Bredekamp
ISBN : 3050050950
Genre : History
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Der "Sternenbote", Galileo Galileis im Jahre 1610 in Venedig publizierter Sidereus Nuncius, hat ebenso Geschichte geschrieben wie Kopernikus De revolutionibus und Newtons Principia. Erstmals wurde hier durch die Nutzung des Teleskopes deutlich, dass Gestirne wie der Mond eine ebenso zerklüftete Oberfläche besitzen wie die Erde. Zudem erkannte Galilei, dass Planeten wie der Jupiter das Zentrum eines eigenen Planetensystems bilden. Galileis Buch veränderte die Sicht des Kosmos für immer. Aus Angst davor, dass ihm die Konkurrenz zuvorkommen würde, hat Galilei sein Werk wie von Furien gehetzt produziert. Acht Wochen, nachdem er die erste Zeile geschrieben hatte, war es als fertiges Buch auf dem Markt. Die ersten Teile wurden bereits in der Druckerei gesetzt, als der zweite Teil weder erforscht noch geschrieben war. Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite sind die Spuren dieser atemlosen Hast sichtbar geblieben, und auch hierin liegt sein unnachahmlicher Reiz.
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The Nature Of The Book

Author : Adrian Johns
ISBN : 0226401227
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Discusses how books were written, printed, and distributed in early modern England; the relationships among authors, printers, booksellers, and government officials; and the impact of technological innovation.
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Thus Spoke Galileo

Author : Galileo Galilei
ISBN : 0198566255
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presentation of the most important discoveries by Galileo Galilei, endorsed by his own lively writings. Includes simple explanations for the general reader, comparative discussions about state of knowledge in Galileo's time and in today's understanding, as well as major public and private events in Galileo's life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography