The Galilean Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts in Padova (Accademi a Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti) was founded in 1599 by a gro up of distinguished scholars and noblemen, with the name of Accademia dei Ricovrati. Among the founders, Galileo Galilei helped to design th e first logo. To celebrate its 400th anniversary, the Academy has prom oted a series of initiatives focussed on the far-reaching intentions o f its founders, namely to achieve a truly interdisciplinary disseminat ion of knowledge. The Conference on the Earth-Moon relationships was o ne of these initiatives. It brought together a number of distinguished scientists from different fields - such as Astronomy, Celestial Mecha nics, Chemistry, Geology, Medicine, Natural Sciences - but also schola rs of Literature and Art, to discuss these relationships, their origin s and their influence on human activities and beliefs.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001|
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Table of Contents
List of Papers. Oral Contributions. Welcome Address; Barbieri. Goodly Frame, Spotty Globe: Earth and Moon in Renaissance Literature; Carroll. Sediments of the Moon and Earth as End-members for Comparative Planetology; Basu. The Moon in the Paduan 14th Century Frescoes; Bellinati. The importance of the Moon in teaching Astronomy at the Primary School; Benacchio. The moon and the origin of life; Benn. Sexual Satellites, Moonlight and the Nuptial Dances of Worms: the Influence of the Moon on the Reproduction of Marine Animals; Bentley. Claire de Lune on the Italian Space Science Programme; Bignami. Fantastic new chondrites, achondrites, and Lunar meteorites as the result of recent meteorite search expeditions in hot and cold deserts; Bischoff. Lunar influences on climate; Camuffo. Apollo Samples and the Geochemical Determination of Basaltic Achondrite Parent Bodies; Consolmagno. Water: Communicator in Moon-Earth Relationships; Davis. 'Lunacy' in Mentally Disturbed Children; De Antonio. Highlights from ICEUM4, the 4th International Conference on the Exploration and Utilisation of the Moon; Foing. The D-DIXS X-ray spectrometer on ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon; Grande. Lunar and Planetary Perspectives on the Geological History of the Earth; Head. Moonstruck: How realistic is the moon depicted in classic science fiction movies? Jalufka. The Moon and Extra-Solar Planets; J. de Muizon. Craters on the Moon from Galileo to Wegener A Short History of the Impact Hypothesis, and Implications for the Study of Terrestrial Impact Craters; Koeberl. Reckoning Time and Longitude and the history of the Earth Rotation, using the Moon; Leschiutta. Ancient moons; Longo. The Formation of Chemical Elements and their Abundances in the Solar System; Matteucci. A new view of the Moon in light of data from Clementine and Prospector missions, FORM da faxare; McCallum. The Atmosphere of the Moon; Mendillo. The moon and life on earth; Morgan. Marine animal behaviour in relation to lunar phase; Naylor. Moon-struck: Artists Rediscover Nature and Observe, FORM da faxare; Olsen-Pasachoff. Nitrogen on the Moon: What does it tell us? Owen. Search for Antimatter in Cosmic Rays Using the Moon; Peruzzo. Mysteries of the Farside of the Moon: What Galileo Couldn't See; Pieters. Lunar maps of the 17th and 18th Centuries. Tobias Mayers' Map and its 19th Century Edition; Pigatto. SMART-1: The First Time of Europe on the Moon; Racca. Palaeolithic Timekeepers Looking at the Golden Gate of the Ecliptic: The Lunar Cycle and the Pleiades in the Cave of La Tête-du-Lion (Ardèche, France) – 21,000 BP; Rappenglueck. Lunar influence on plants; Schad. A Perspective on the Earth from the Moon; Scott. 'Earth-Moon Relationships': highlights of the conference and concluding remarks; Swings. The dispute between Carlini-Plana and Laplace on the theory of the Moon; Tucci. On the orbit of the Moon; Valsecchi. Geochemical Evidence for a Close Genetic Relationship of Earth and Moon; Waenke. Macro and microcosmos: moon influence on human body; Zanchin. Lunar Rhythms in Forestry Traditions – Lunar-Correlated Phenomena in Tree Biology and Wood Properties; Zuercher. Posters. Meteor Showers on the Lunar Atmosphere; Barbieri. LUNAM 2000 (LUNar Atmospheric Mission); Barbieri. Earthshine at the rainbow angle; Benn. Seneca and the Moon; Berno. The Moon, the Stars and the Milk; Bertola. Science Fiction in Naples in the Middle of the 19-th Century; <