Michael Maestlin and the New Star of 1572

@article{Granada2007MichaelMA,
  title={Michael Maestlin and the New Star of 1572},
  author={M. A. Granada},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={124 - 99}
}
  • M. A. Granada
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
The nova of 1572 in the constellation of Cassiopeia was the first galactic supernova observed in Europe. It appeared at a crucial moment in Western history, when criticism of Aristotelian cosmology had been under way for several decades and the crisis of the Reformation, with its disastrous sequel of civil and international wars, was reaching one of its high points. Suffice it only to mention the momentous St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris on 23 August of this same year, whose impact on… Expand
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