The Astronomical World of William Gascoigne

  • David Sellers
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 390)


The prediction of planetary positions, distances in the solar system, the status of the Sun, and the age of the world: these were the big questions of astronomy during Gascoigne’s lifetime. The alternative cosmologies of Ptolemy and Copernicus were still being hotly disputed. Kepler’s elliptical orbits had been embraced by few English astronomers.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Sellers
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  1. 1.LeedsUK

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