The last great naked eye astronomer

Anybody cognizant with the history of astronomy in the Early Modern Period almost certainly thinks that the tittle of this post alludes to Tycho Brahe but in fact it refers to a man born ten years after the death of the great Danish astronomer. I am going to take a brief look at the life and work of Johannes Hevelius who was born on 28th January 1611 in Danzig (Gdansk) where he also died seventy-six years later [to read more go here]

About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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