Moon Crater And Stars In Hooke's Micrographia (1665)
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Moon crater and stars in Hooke's 'Micrographia'. 17th-century illustration of the appearance of the lunar crater Hipparchus (upper left) and the stars of the Pleiades (Seven Sisters, right) in the night sky, viewed with a telescope by English natural philosopher Robert Hooke (1635-1703). At lower left, are the less detailed observations of the Hipparchus by Hevelius (left) and Riccioli (right). Hooke pioneered the use of microscopes and telescopes, and published detailed drawings of his observations. This illustration appeared in his 'Micrographia' (1665). Hooke was one of the founding fellows (1663) of the Royal Society, and served as its Curator of Experiments and as its Secretary.
September 25th, 2019
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