"The Brilliancy of an Unclouded Night: Popular Astronomy in the Regency Era"
Dr. James Ashley,postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera Science Operations Center of Arizona State University explores the subject of the night sky in the world of well-bred, late-18th Century English gentle-folk, and revisits the notion that Jane Austen might have been familiar not only with a few of the night sky's features, but also with the mental state of the Regency-era Natural Philosopher.We'll also contrast/compare cosmology of the 18th Cent. with that of today.
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