Notes to Philosophy 167: Class 5 -- Other Developments in Astronomy from 1609 to 1642 -- Part 12.

Smith, George E. (George Edwin), 1938-

2014-09-30

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  • Synopsis: The State of "Predictive Astronomy" in 1630 -- The Transit of Mercury in 1631 -- Impact of the Transit on Predictive Astronomy -- The Issue of Planetary Dimensions -- The Problem of the Solar Parallax.

    Generally corresponds to the video segment: Class 5, Part 12.
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