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Simon Marius and his Research (2018)


The margravial court astronomer Simon Marius, was involved in all of the new observations made with the recently invented telescope in the early part of the seventeenth century. He also discovered the Moons of Jupiter in January 1610, but lost the priority dispute with Galileo Galilei, because he missed to publish his findings in a timely manner.The history of astronomy neglected Marius for a long time, finding only the apologists for the Copernican system worthy of attention. In contrast the papers presented on the occasion of the Simon Marius Anniversary Conference 2014, and collected in this volume, demonstrate that it is just this struggle to find the correct astronomical system that makes him particularly interesting. His research into comets, sunspots, the Moons of Jupiter and the phases of Venus led him to abandon the Ptolemaic system and adopt the Tychonic one. He could not take the final step to heliocentricity but his rejection was based on empirical arguments of his time.This volume presents a translation of the main work of Marius and shows the current state of historical research on Marius.

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Authors & Contributors
Graney, Christopher M.
Oddbjørn Engvold
Lupieri, Edmondo
Jack B. Zirker
Gangopadhyaya, Asim
Giuseppe Patota
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Galilæana: Journal of Galilean Studies
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physics in Perspective
Edizioni di Pagina
University of Notre Dame Press
Leo S. Olschki
Cambridge University Press
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Science and religion
Stars; stellar astronomy
Galilei, Galileo
Brahe, Tycho
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Kepler, Johannes
Scheiner, Christoph
Riccioli, Giovanni Battista
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
Early modern
20th century
19th century
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)
Accademia del Cimento, Florence

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