The Rôle of Observations in Ancient and Medieval Astronomy

  title={The R{\^o}le of Observations in Ancient and Medieval Astronomy},
  author={W. Hartner},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={1 - 11}
  • W. Hartner
  • Published 1977
  • History
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
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  • which, in spite of the similarity of its title,
  • 1972
Theory and Observation in Medieval Astronomy
T HERE IS NO MODERN STUDY of the relationship between theory and observation in medieval astronomy, as far as I am aware. A number of modern astronomers, foremost among them Simon Newcomb, haveExpand
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  • 1971
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  • 1969