Optics and the nature of light illustrated in the rare book collection of the Astronomy Library in Vienna

Isolde Müller (Korresp. Autor*in), Franz Kerschbaum

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Abstract

The Astronomy Library in Vienna has a significant collection of rare books, consisting of more than 500 titles dating from the end of the 15{th} to the 18{th} century. Since the collection was to be the basis of research and of teaching, the books represent a variety of scientific topics that have been of interest at that time. Thus the rare book collection of the Astronomy Library in Vienna also offers the opportunity for scientific historical research. In the following, certain aspects on the development of the telescope and of optics in general will be illustrated.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
FachzeitschriftAstronomische Nachrichten
Jahrgang330
Ausgabenummer6
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2009

ÖFOS 2012

  • 107003 Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften
  • 103003 Astronomie

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