Astronomie der Jahrhunderte - Ein Wissenschaft und ihre Philosophie
© 2020 BoD by R. G. Fischer Verlag
In the first chaper you will find the facts of star evolution.
Astronomy and philosophy are the same side of the medal. People have always been thinking about the stars and where they come from. The sky above them flowed into their religious thoughts. The Moon and the Stars helped the early farmers to know when to bring the seeds into the soil.
How did ships make their way across the ocean in former times? How did the discoveries of the modern times change education? The calendar reform was made in 1582. Astronomy of the late Middle Ages changed and lead to the modern era. At the time of Copernicus, a new way of thinking appears in contrast to scholasticism. The modern astronomer Johannes Kepler was looking for a new job during his lifetime and had to rescue his mother Katharina Kepler to be burned at the stake in a whitch trial. Although Kepler was very modern in his thinking, he was cought in his esoteric thinking. In his Mysterium Cosmographicum he wrote about the relations of the spheres, whose distances are defined by the five Platonic solids. His life is overshadowed by the Counter-Reformation.
You can learn something about the astronomical research of the court of Wilhelm IV in Hessen-Kassel, which had contact to Tycho Brahe. Learn something about the history of optics, astronomical gauges.
A longer chapter deals with esotericism, starting with Hermes Trismegistos and goes on what music has to do with the stars.
Even the father of Galileo dealt with the numerology of music. He was a musician of the time. In that century music had to do with numbers . His son, Galileo Galilei, was aquaint with the clergy. But anyway he had to withdraw his theory of the heliocentricity. Isaac Newton still dealt with alchemy.
Read about the moon distances. Harrison built his famous clock that kept the time very precise. The German Tobias Mayer also worked at this problem to find the longitude. Tobias Mayer was born in Marbach in the South of Germany. His widow got a part of the prize that could be won to solve the problem of the moon distances. The bigger part was given to Harrison.
In the next chapters I write more about astronomical instruments used for measurements in former times, such as the astrolabe and the nocturnal. Find inclosed paintings made by myself.
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The book is written in German.