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Page COMPARISON of the methods of the an- Remarks on a new star in Cassiopæia, in cients and the moderns with respect to
16 philosophical discoveries
1 Third appointment of Galileo to the proDéfinition of the logic of the middle ages ib. fessorship at Padua in 1606; and imBacon and Galileo compared
2 mense number of auditors at his leco Galileo, his birth and parentage (1564) 3 tures
ib. was not illegitimate, as generally Sector, that instrument invented by Galileo ib. supposed
ib. Gunter's scale, and the proportional comhis father was a man of learning ib. pass, remarks on
17 exhibits proofs of early talent 4 Galileo's observations on the loadstone, 17, 18 constructs models of machinery ib.
account of his writings that are studies music and drawing ib.
now lost sent to the University of Pisa in Telescope, concerning the discovery of, by 1581 ib. Galileo
20, 26 was disgusted with the Aristote
Porta's claim to the invention of, 20,21 lian philosophy
Roger Bacon's claim to the inswinging of a lamp, in the ca
22 thedral of Pisa, first led him to the
claim by a Dutchman
23 consideration of the vibrations of pen. Spectacles, antiquity of
ib. Microscopes constructed by Galileo 25 Forms of pendulums used by plıysicians Galileo discovers the satellites of Jupiter 26 in the time of Galileo
publishes the Nuncius Siderius, State of mathematical knowledge at that or, Intelligences of the Stars
6 * Kepler's astonishment on hearing that Galileo appointed professor of mathe- there were more than six planets; and
matics at Pisa, in 1589, when only 25 his demonstration that they could not
ib. Bruno burnt at Rome in the year 1600, Fantastical'hypotheses of Huygens, Sizzi,
for attacking the philosophy of his time 8 and others, concerning the probable Galileo, his experiments on the fall of number of planets and satellites
28, 29 bodies
9 Galileo's opinion respecting judicial astro. appointed professor of mathema- logy
29 tics at Padua in 1592
10 Disputes to which the discovery of the rapid diffusion of his writings ib. satellites gave rise
his re-invention of the thermo- Galileo was the first who conceived that meter
ib. the longitude might be discovered by his thermometer described 11 means of the eclipses of Jupiter's satel. his thermometer improved by lites
32 Leopold de' Medici and others 11
his observations on the moon 33 State of astronomy in the time of Ga.
on Saturn 34, 35 lileo
curious anagrams under which Astrological origin of the Saxon names he veiled his discoveries of the days of the week
11, 12 Huygens discovers Saturn's ring in Diagram, explanatory of . 12 1656
35 Delambre's mistaken preference of Kepler Herschel's subsequent discovery that
, to Galileo
14 although apparently single, Saturn's Friendly correspondence between Galileo ring is composed of two concentrate and Kepler
15 rings, revolving round the planet 35 Relection of Galileo to the professorship Galileo observes the crescent appearance of Padua ib. of Venus
ib. Remarks on the appearance of a new star
resigns his professorship, and re
36 in Serpentarius, in 1604
16 turns to Florence
Galileo, his first appearance at Rome in
his third visit to Rome in 1624,
System of the
bishop, in the 8th century, for asserting
still (in 1831) on the forbidden list at
the System of the World," with com-
traction, well known to Galileo and
his previous observation of the
time of Galileo, with comments 78-83
inventor of the pendulum clock 95-100
watches, before the application of the
LIFE OF KEPLER.
Kepler, his character as a philosopher,
was educated at the expense of the
imaginative nature of his studies 3
was an early convert to the sys-
his quarrel with Tycho, and re-
succeeds to the situation of prin-
Kepler gains a livelihood by casting na-
his theory of astrology -
being described, in elliptic orbits, in