Earth-Moon Relationships

Earth-Moon Relationships

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The Conference on the Earth-Moon relationships brought together a number of distinguished scientists from different fields - such as Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Chemistry - but also scholars of Literature and Art, to discuss these relationships, their origins, and their influence on human activities and beliefs.Figures 18 and 19 are not the only drawings of the Moon by Galileo. There is another sheet [Ms. Gal. 48, fol. 16r, reproduced by Edgerton as fig. 13], a diagram for determining lunar heights, with the terminator clearly indicated. Herein, by applying a problem well-known to perspective students, Galileo revealed that the mountains on the Moon were even more spectacular than the Alps. To truly assess his drawings of the Moon, Galileo must be considered in the context of the court ofanbsp;...

Title:Earth-Moon Relationships
Author: Cesare Barbieri, Francesca Rampazzi
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-09-30

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