The digital library dedicated to the controversy over comets reconstructs the historical, iconographic, and textual atmosphere of the heated debate, from 1618 to 1626, sparked by the appearance of three celestial bodies in the sky. Natural philosophers, mathematicians, and astronomers investigated and argued over the composition, position, and movement of these “celestial splendors.”
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Museo Galileo has launched a new thematic digital library project which aims at the publication on line of printed works and manuscripts related to the first Accademia dei Lincei (1603-1630).
The website is available only in Italian
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The annual conferences of Italian Scientists (nine of them during the period 1839-1848) were an important and stimulating occasion of encounter for the men of science of the time and showed the existence of a united Italian culture.