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Tag: Astronomy

  • The Leiden Aratea

    The Leiden Aratea

    Made at the court of Louis the Pious at Aachen, this codex bears witness of the great interest of the Carolingian emperors in classical antiquity
  • Two men of science ‘meet’

    Two men of science ‘meet’

    The scholar Josephus Justus Scaliger was greatly admired for his astronomical knowledge. In 1598 the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe sent him a manuscript with his own portrait and ample praise.