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  • Subject is exactly "Astronomy--Early works to 1800"

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/DV-Tychonis_Brahe_Dani-De_Nova_Stella-1901-01.jpg
With the observations in this manuscript, Tycho Brahe refuted the Aristotelian belief in an unchanging celestial realm. His precise measurements indicated that "new stars," stellae novae, were not tailless comets in the atmosphere as previously…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/DV-De_Nova_Stella_Anni-Brahe-1572-01.jpg
In 1577, Tycho Brahe, the Dane, witnessed a comet. Brahe was one of the last great naked-eye observers of celestial objects and one of the first to understand the necessity of rigorous scheduling and documenting of observations. He also argued that…

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Dissertation_Harvest_Moon-J_Ferguson-1747-p49.jpg
This book on the moon's rotation includes information about astronomical models.

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Voyage_Historique_de_L'Amerique_Meridionale-Ulloa-1752.jpg
In 1734, King Philip V of Spain asked Spanish mathematician, scientist and mariner Jorge Juan and scientist, author and astronomer Antonio de Ulla to join the French Geodesic Mission in measuring the length of a degree of meridian arc at the Equator.…
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