In Search of William Gascoigne: Seventeenth Century Astronomer

In Search of William Gascoigne: Seventeenth Century Astronomer

by David Sellers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461440963
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library , #390
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

David Sellers is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a founder member of the Society for the History of Astronomy. Before retirement he was a Chartered Civil Engineer working in flood risk management. He is the author of The Transit of Venus: the Quest to Find the True Distance of the Sun (Leeds, 2001) and co-author of Vénus Devant le Soleil (Paris, 2003).

Table of Contents

Part 1: The ‘Discovery’ of William Gascoigne.- Introduction.- The Gascoignes of Thorp-On-The-Hill.- The ‘Discovery’ of William Gascoigne.- A ‘Light of the First Magnitude’.- Derham and de la Hire.- Bevis and de la Hire.- In His Own Hand.- Part 2: Gascoigne’s World.- The Religious World of William Gascoigne.- The Optical World of William Gascoigne.- The Astronomical World of William Gascoigne.- Part 3: Digging Further.- The Flamsteed Transcriptions.- Bodleian Transcriptions.- British Library MSS and Other Transcriptions.- The Civil War and After.- The Road to Civil War.- After Marston Moor.- The Legacy of William Gascoigne.

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