Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau

Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau

Dates: 1686 August 15

This letter is dated 15 August 1686 and was written to Dr. Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau (1651-1725) "my dear and respectable friend." Its content is concerned with arguments relating to lunar eclipses, about the planets Mars and Uranus, some astronomical theories, and in what should be made public. Hevelius expresses concern that his observations are considered forbidden by the council in Rome.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (4 p.)
  • Creator: Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 494
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Initial citation: Vault MSS 494; Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 494, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Lunar eclipses; Astronomy--History; Mars (Planet); Moon--Early works to 1800; Science, Technology, and Health; Uranus (Planet); Letters; Wurtzelbau, Johann Philipp von, 1651-1725; Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687; Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687--Correspondence
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19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Hevelius (Johannes) letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau
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Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-09 10:35:17 -0700.
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Biographical / Historical

Hevelius was a German astronomer who is most well known for his studies of comets, lunar topography, and his catalog of stars.

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