The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XLIX — The Renaissance Mathematicus (Reblog)

By the middle of the eighteenth century, Newton’s version of the heliocentric theory had been universally accepted by all of those knowledgeable enough to express a considered opinion on the subject. However, some (most?) Jesuit astronomers continued to pay lip service to a variant of the Tychonic geo-heliocentric system, as their personal allegiance to the […]

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XLIX — The Renaissance Mathematicus