Giovanni Battista Riccioli

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Riccioli, Giovanni Battista


Born Apr. 17, 1598, in Ferrara; died June 25, 1671, in Bologna. Italian astronomer.

Riccioli’s work A lmagestum novum (New Almagest) was published in 1651. An encyclopedia of the astronomical knowledge of the time, the A Imagestum included the minutes of the trial of Galileo and the text of Galileo’s recantation. It also included a map of the moon, on which craters were named after astronomers.

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Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science Against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo.
But then there was Giovanni Battista Riccioli, who, nineteen years after the appearance of Galileo's Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, published his massive New Almagest [1651 ], in which he weighed both scientific ("philosophical") and religious arguments for and against Copernican heliocentrism.
Westman, "Weighing Extraordinary Phaenomena: Giovanni Battista Riccioli on Novas and Comets", ofrece un resumen preciso y util de las distintas metodologias presentes (o ausentes) en las diversas soluciones a los problemas sobre la ubicacion y naturaleza de los fenomenos celestes de 1572 y 1604.
Synopsis: "Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo" is an important account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system.
Critique: A masterfully presented work of seminal scholarship, "Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo" is enhanced with the inclusion of illustrations and tables, two appendices, twenty-four pages of notes, an eight page list of works cited, and a fifteen page index.
This Copernican use of religion to answer a scientific objection to heliocentrism greatly troubled one of the most prominent defenders of geocentrism, the Italian Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli (1598-1671).
23) Another example, the Italian Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli (who among other things introduced the system of lunar nomenclature still used today; the "Sea of Tranquility"--"Mare Tranquillitatis"--which became an icon of modern culture in 1969 when the Apollo 11 "Eagle" landed there, was named by Riccioli) (24) wrote extensively on the subject of star sizes a generation after Galileo and Marius.
Grant) to a contextual study of the Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Battista Riccioli (A.
In 1651 the Italian theologian Giovanni Battista Riccioli published a map of the Moon giving names of philosophers and astronomers to lunar features.
He soon met the celebrated Jesuit astronomers Giovanni Battista Riccioli and Francesco Maria Grimaldi, who suggested to the Bolognese Senate that it appoint him as a professor of astronomy.
Stephenson describes the work of two authors who did try to grapple with Kepler's complicated theories, the English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks and the Italian Jesuit Giovanni Battista Riccioli (who wrote on the history of astronomy), and he is the first to give these authors deserved recognition.
Giovanni Battista Riccioli gave the maria, or "seas," their colorful names, such as Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) and Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquillity).