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" ... importance of the benefits which this instrument may be expected to confer, when used by land or sea. But without paying attention to its use for terrestrial objects, I betook myself to observations of the heavenly bodies; and first of all, I viewed... "
The Sidereal messenger of Galileo Galilei, and a part of the preface to ... - Page 11
by Galileo Galilei, Johann Kepler - 1880
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The Stars and Their Stories: A Book for Young People

Constellations - 1913 - 274 pages
...heavenly bodies; and first of all, I viewed the Moon as near as if it was scarcely two semi-diameters of the Earth distant. After the Moon, I frequently...fixed stars and planets, with incredible delight. . . . Let me speak first of the surface of the Moon, which is turned towards us. For the sake of being...
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The Hubble Wars: Astrophysics Meets Astropolitics in the Two-billion-dollar ...

Eric J. Chaisson, Eric Chaisson - Nature - 1998 - 386 pages
...heavenly bodies; and first of all, I viewed the Moon as near as if it was scarcely two semi-diameters of the Earth distant. After the Moon, I frequently...their distances apart, and at length I found one. Sidereus Nuncius GALILEO GALILEI, Venice, 1610 "It's not the launching but the deployment that will...
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The Book of the Cosmos: Imagining the Universe from Heraclitus to Hawking

Dennis Richard Danielson - Science - 2001 - 556 pages
A sweeping account of humanity's evolving vision of the universe, as viewed through the writings of the most exceptional thinkers in history
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Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of ...

William Cecil Dampier Dampier, Margaret Dampier - Science - 2003 - 275 pages
"Sir William Cecil Dampier's Readings in the Literature of Science has long been a classic. Unlike many other collections, it has the virtue of dealing thoroughly with three ...
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The Neurological Basis of Learning, Development and Discovery: Implications ...

Anton E. Lawson - Education - 2003 - 283 pages
...heavenly bodies; and first of all, I viewed the Moon as near as if it was scarcely two semidiameters of the Earth distant. After the Moon, I frequently...fixed stars and planets, with incredible delight... (p. 59) At the time, stars were referred to as "fixed" because they were thought to be embedded in...
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