Astronomicum Caesareum

Peter Apian’s Astronomicum Caesareum (Ingolstadt, 1540) is one of the finest printed books in the National Library of Scotland, hand coloured throughout and featuring ingenious and beautiful volvelles. Apian, humanist mathematician and astronomer and born Bienewitz in Leisnig, Saxony (Biene is German for bee, hence the Latinizing of his name to Apian), was the son […]

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The story of astronomy

(Photo credit: Quercus. Image above shows two men in period dress next to a large telescope in front of a large image of a globe) From the ancient origins of astronomy to Dark Matter and Dark Energy, The Story of Astronomy charts the discoveries¬†of some of the greatest minds in human history, and their attempts […]

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