Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer discovered Jupiter’s satellites by telescope then published in the book Siderius nuncius (The Starry Messenger), in 1610. Continue reading
Roman nobleman, Rufus Festus Avienus initially described Andromeda Galaxy, M31 in his fourth century astronomical poem Continue reading
Simon Marius (Latinized from German Simon Mayr; January 20, 1573 – January 5, 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach. He is most noted for making the first observations of the four largest moons of Jupiter, before Galileo himself, and his publication of his discovery led to charges of plagiarism. He is also known for the first European observation of the Andromeda Galaxy.
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- Simon Marius – Wikipedia
Simon Marius (Latinized from German Simon Mayr; January 20, 1573 – January 5, 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach.
- Simon Marius – The Galileo Project | Science
Simon Marius (1573-1624). Marius was born in Gunzenhausen in the territory of the Markgrafschaft of Ansbach (south Germany). His father was mayor of the …
- Simon Marius | German astronomer | Britannica.com
Simon Marius, German Simon Mayr, Simon Mair, or Simon Mayer, (born January 10, 1573, Gunzenhausen, Bavaria [Germany]—died December 26, 1624, …
- Simon Marius (1573-1624) – SEDS Messier Database
Simon Mayr (Latinized Marius) was born in Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, on January 20, 1573. In 1586, he joined the Margrave of Ansbach’s Capella and school.
- Simon Marius vs. Galileo: Who First Saw Moons of Jupiter?
In his almanac for 1612 and book Mundus Iovalis of 1614, Simon Marius in Germany reported his discovery of moons around Jupiter, which he started writing …
- Simon Marius – Windows to the Universe
Simon Marius was a German astronomer who lived between 1573-1624. He made observations of the heavens using a telescope and published yearly …
- Simon Marius’ book Mundus Iovialis from 1614. | Download Scientific …
We present the work of Simon Marius – a mathematician and astronomer who discovered in 1610 the four largest satellites of Jupiter with a Belgian made …
- Simon Marius and His Research | Hans Gaab | Springer
This book presents a translation of the main work of the margravial court astronomer Simon Marius and the current state of historical research on him.
Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/; Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance- and Reformation-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. Continue reading
Augustus (Latin: Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus; 23 September 63 BC – 19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Principate and considered the first Roman emperor, controlling the Roman Empire from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. Continue reading
During the reign of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, 17 BCE, the depictions of a comet by a western civilization were stamped onto coins. According to Augustus and his supporters, it was the spirit of Julius Caesar returning to mark his approval of Rome’s new leader. The coins are considered an early example of political propaganda.
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At birth, he was named Gaius Octavius after his biological father. Historians typically refer to him simply as Octavius (or Octavian) between his birth in 63 until his adoption by Julius Caesar in 44 BC (after Julius Caesar’s death).
- Propaganda on the Legends of Roman Coins | Caesar the Day
Throughout the late Republic and Empire, the authority and achievements of powerful individuals and the emperor, respectively, were conveyed to the population in a variety of ways.
- A Brief History of Propaganda | – Blog – Tavistock Books
The term “propaganda” has come to have a negative connotation in much of the English-speaking world. But in some places, the word is neutral or even positive.
- Roman Coins and Coinage – Interpretive Resource | The Art Institute of …
Aureus (Coin) of Emperor Diocletian, A.D. 293. Roman, minted in Cyzicus. Gold; 5.27 g. The Art Institute of Chicago, gift of Mr. Roger Trienens, 1996.350.
Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernik), a Polish Astronomer, recorded in 1497, Continue reading