Astronomical Images

"Diagrams, Figures, and the Transformation of Astronomy, 1450-1650"

It is generally acknowledged that astronomy was transformed in the early modern period through the invention of new instruments and techniques of observation, the introduction of new world systems, and the integration of mathematical astronomy with natural philosophy. The aim of this research project is to examine the little-known role of visual representations in this well-known transformation.

This project was funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

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