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Title Angelo Secchi and nineteenth century science : the multidisciplinary contributions of a pioneer and innovator / edited by Ileana Chinnici, Guy Consolmagno
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2021
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Descript 1 online resource (xxviii, 381 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Series Historical & cultural astronomy, 2509-310X
Historical & cultural astronomy
Note Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Part 1. The Context -- Chapter 2. Jesuits and Science: A Long Tradition -- Chapter 3. Science and Theology in the Nineteenth Century -- Chapter 4. Angelo Secchi: A Man of his Time -- Part II. Angelo Secchi's Scientific Contributions -- Chapter 5. The New Collegio Romano Observatory -- Chapter 6. Angelo Secchi and the Development of Spectroscopy -- Chapter 7. Planetary Observations by Angelo Secchi -- Chapter 8. Angelo Secchi: Natural Philosopher and Instrument Innovator -- Chapter 9. Angelo Secchi and Meteorology in Italy -- Chapter 10. Something New about Angelo Secchi's Meteorographs -- Chapter 11. Angelo Secchi's Book on The Unity of Physical Forces -- Chapter 12. The Measurement of the Geodetic Base at Via Appia -- Chapter 13. The History of the Secchi Disk -- Chapter 14. Terrestrial Physics in Italy -- Chapter 15. Angelo Secchi and Gnomonics -- Part III. Some Later Issues -- Chapter 16. The Unachieved Angelo Secchi Monument -- Chapter 17. Astronomy in Italy after Angelo Secchi -- Chapter 18. The Specola Vaticana: Jesuit Astronomy Today -- Chapter 19. Astronomy in Rome after Angelo Secchi, and his Heritage at the Rome Astronomical Observatory -- Part IV. Current Resources -- Chapter 20. Angelo Secchi Archives -- Chapter 21. An Angelo Secchi Portal by INAF -- Chapter 22. GATE (Gregorian Archives Texts Editing): An Online Resource for Angelo Secchi Correspondence -- Index
Angelo Secchi was a key figure in 19th century science. An Italian Jesuit and scientist, he helped lead the transition from astronomy to astrophysics and left a lasting legacy in the field. Secchi's spectral classification of stars was a milestone that paved the way for modern astronomical research. He was also a founder of modern meteorology and an innovator in the design and development of new instruments and methods across disciplines. This contributed volume collects together reviews from an international group of historians, scientists and scholars representing the multiple disciplines where Secchi made significant contributions during his remarkable career. It analyzes both his famous and lesser known pioneering efforts with equal vigor, providing a well-rounded narrative of his life's work. Beyond his scientific and technological work, his role as a Jesuit priest in Rome during the turbulent years of the mid 19th century is also described and placed in the context of his scientific and civic activities
Host Item Springer Nature eBook
Subject Secchi, Angelo, 1818-1878
Jesuits -- Italy -- Biography
Astrophysics -- History -- 19th century
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
History of Science
History of Technology
Measurement Science and Instrumentation
Spectroscopy and Microscopy
Alt Author Chinnici, Ileana, editor
Consolmagno, Guy, editor
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