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Interesting little book I downloaded from Gutenberg covering the history of astronomy up to 1909 or so.
Of course the two pillars of modern physics, quantum mechanics & relativity, are absent, and this makes for some fascinating differences in perspective. Newton and his Laws of Gravitation are held as unassailable. The greatest “modern” advances are held to be the invention of the spectroscope (with Frauenhofer’s emission lines) and photography as we know it today. I find it interesting tha