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Penn Library's LJS 397 - [Astronomy lecture notes]. (Video Orientation)

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8-15-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 397, student lecture notes for the second level of instruction in astronomy at the university at Wittenberg during Philipp Melanchthon's tenure on the theology faculty there, including discussion of spherical astronomy, atmospheric refraction, conversion of degrees into miles, and the use of astronomical tables.

Written in Wittenberg, ca. 1550 (after the publication of Copernicus' De revolutionibus in 1543).

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9951607923503681

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Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Astronomy -- Germany -- History -- 16th century, History, Germany, Codices, Diagrams, Lecture notes, Manuscripts Latin, Manuscripts Renaissance

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Astrophysics and Astronomy | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Renaissance Studies

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