Lights and Shadows

  • Roberto BuonannoEmail author
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 399)


Father Athanasius also engaged with lenses, both in telescopes and in refractors, but his goal is completely different from Galileo’s own goal. Indeed, Galileo wants to realize an instrument in order to better investigate Nature, whereas Kircher only wants to discover and observe the infinite effects which, through light, Nature can create.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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