The Sun in the Church [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories.

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    • Abstract:
      Annotation Between 1650 and 1750, four Catholic churches were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix an unquestionable date for Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on the disputed geometry of the solar system, and so, within sight of the altar, subverted Church doctrine about the order of the universe.A tale of politically canny astronomers and cardinals with a taste for mathematics, The Sun in the Church tells how these observatories came to be, how they worked, and what they accomplished. It describes Galileo's political overreaching, his subsequent trial for heresy, and his slow and steady rehabilitation in the eyes of the Catholic Church. And it offers an enlightening perspective on astronomy, Church history, and religious architecture, as well as an analysis of measurements testing the limits of attainable accuracy, undertaken with rudimentary means and extraordinary zeal. Above all, the book illuminates the niches protected and financed by the Catholic Church in which science and mathematics thrived.Superbly written, The Sun in the Church provides a magnificent corrective to long-standing oversimplified accounts of the hostility between science and religion.
    • Notes:
      Available for distribution in: USA, UNITED KINGDOM, SOUTH AFRICA.
      Access is available to current Cairn University students, faculty and staff.
    • ISBN:
      9780674854338
      0674854330 (Trade Cloth)
    • Accession Number:
      99023123
    • Accession Number:
      cul.b1858935
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HEILBRON, J. L. The Sun in the Church. [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. [s. l.]: Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN 9780674854338. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935. Acesso em: 22 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Heilbron JL. The Sun in the Church. [Electronic Resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press; 1999. Accessed September 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935
    • APA:
      Heilbron, J. L. (1999). The Sun in the Church. [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Heilbron, J. L. 1999. The Sun in the Church. [Electronic Resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935.
    • Harvard:
      Heilbron, J. L. (1999) The Sun in the Church. [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935 (Accessed: 22 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Heilbron, JL 1999, The Sun in the Church. [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories, Harvard University Press, viewed 22 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Heilbron, J. L. The Sun in the Church. [Electronic Resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press, 1999. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Heilbron, J. L. The Sun in the Church. [Electronic Resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories. Harvard University Press, 1999. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Heilbron JL. The Sun in the Church. [electronic resource]: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories [Internet]. Harvard University Press; 1999 [cited 2020 Sep 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06884a&AN=cul.b1858935