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 Books About Astronomy


Astronomie der Jahrhunderte

© 2017 by R. G. Fischer Verlag
ISBN 978-3-8301-9709-6 EPUB

Astronomy and philosophy are the same side of the medal. People have always thought about the stars and where people come from. The sky flowed into their religious thoughts. A book about the history of astronomy, how did ships make their way across the ocean in the past? How did the discoveries of the modern age change education, especially artisans and merchants. Read how the scientists and craftsmen solved the problem of maritime lengthening over the centuries, the calendar reform, the astronomy of the late Middle Ages and the modern era. At the time of Copernicus, a new way of thinking appears in contrast to scholasticism. Learn about the life of Kepler and the whitch trial of his mother Katharina Kepler. You can see the astronomy at the court of Wilhelm IV in Hessen-Kassel, the history of optics, astronomical gauges. A longer chapter deals with esotericism. It starts with Hermes Trismegistos and goes on what music has to do with the stars. 

The bow is stretched over the hundreds of years. Even the father of Galileo dealt with the numerology of music. His son, Galileo Galilei, was aquaint with the clergy. But he has to swear that his theory was not true.  Isaac Newton still dealt with alchemy.Kepler was arrested in his esoteric thinking. In his Mysterium Cosmographicum he writes about the relations of the spheres, whose distances are defined by five Platonic solids. His life is overshadowed by the Counter-Reformation. Read the adversity that befell you and put yourself in the book "Astronomy of the Centuries - A Science and its Philosophy in the Mindset of the Time".

Read how the people solved the problem of longitue. Read about the moon distances. The German Tobias Mayer also worked at this problem to find the longitude.  Tobias Mayer was bon in Marbach in the South of Germany. He got a part of the prize that could be won to solve the problem of the moon distances. The bigger part of that prize  was given to Harrison. 

You will find in the first chapters the facts of star evolution. In the next chapters I wrote more about astronomical instruments used for measurements in former times, such as the astrolabe and the nocturnal. Find inclosed handmade paintings by me. 

The book is written in German.

Book Astronomie in der Stadt

The Book "Astronomie in der Stadt" explains what you can see under a sky in a city. But it also tells you facts about star evoloution and  how to find exoplanets. It goes on with what star constellation we have in the West.  You will find aspects of the live of Kepler, Newton an other scientists. In the book there star maps painted myself. I explain the coordinate  systems used in astronomy.  Carthography is also taught. I speak about  the stereographical projection used for painting maps. This method ist also used to engrave the meridians onto the old astronomical instrument, the astrolabe, which I write about. I  go on   with the obserarion of the sun starting in the 19th century, the beginning of spectroscopy, the naming of stars, optics, astrophotography. The Book is written in German.