Simon Marius’s Mundus Iovialis: 400th Anniversary in Galileo’s Shadow

@article{Pasachoff2015SimonMM,
  title={Simon Marius’s Mundus Iovialis: 400th Anniversary in Galileo’s Shadow},
  author={J. Pasachoff},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2015},
  volume={46},
  pages={218 - 234}
}
  • J. Pasachoff
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
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