A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

Agnes Mary CLERKE (1842 - 1907)

A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century was thought to be Agnes Mary Clerke's greatest work. It covers developments made in the field of astronomy during the nineteenth century and is still used by scholars today who study the history of astrophysics. The book details the career of William Herschel, covers the discovery and development of spectral analysis and progress made on the understanding on sun spots. Margaret Lindsay Huggins, who wrote Clerke's biography, said of the work, "it deserves to live, and it most assuredly will live." (Summary by MillionMoments)

Genre(s): Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface and Introduction Melanie T
00:34:03
Play 01 Part 1 Chapter 1: Foundation of Sidereal Astronomy, part 1 Jim Locke
00:32:35
Play 02 Part 1 Chapter 1: Foundation of Sidereal Astronomy, part 2 Jim Locke
00:24:33
Play 03 Part 1 Chapter 2: Progress of Sidereal Astronomy, part 1 aniroo
00:38:28
Play 04 Part 1 Chapter 2: Progress of Sidereal Astronomy, part 2 aniroo
00:42:02
Play 05 Part 1 Chapter 3: The Progress of Knowledge Regarding the Stars, part 1 realisticspeakers
00:29:59
Play 06 Part 1 Chapter 3: The Progress of Knowledge Regarding the Stars, part 2 realisticspeakers
00:33:26
Play 07 Part 1 Chapter 4: Planetary Discoveries, part 1 timli
00:36:42
Play 08 Part 1 Chapter 4: Planetary Discoveries, part 2 Jim Locke
00:29:36
Play 09 Part 1 Chapter 5: Comets, part 1 Availle
00:30:53
Play 10 Part 1 Chapter 5: Comets, part 2 Availle
00:30:16
Play 11 Part 1 Chapter 6: Instrumental Advances Jim Locke
00:47:41
Play 12 Part 2 Chapter 1: Foundation of Astronomical Physics, part 1 Jim Locke
00:29:30
Play 13 Part 2 Chapter 1: Foundation of Astronomical Physics, part 2 Jim Locke
00:24:24
Play 14 Part 2 Chapter 2: Solar Observations and Theories, part 1 Jim Locke
00:33:41
Play 15 Part 2 Chapter 2: Solar Observations and Theories, part 2 Jim Locke
00:36:14
Play 16 Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 1 Melanie T
00:37:52
Play 17 Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 2 laurencetrask
00:29:20
Play 18 Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 3 laurencetrask
00:22:50
Play 19 Part 2 Chapter 4: Solar Spectroscopy, part 1 Ann Boulais
00:31:34
Play 20 Part 2 Chapter 4: Solar Spectroscopy, part 2 Ann Boulais
00:28:51
Play 21 Part 2 Chapter 5: Temperature of the Sun Jim Locke
00:32:44
Play 22 Part 2 Chapter 6: The Sun's Distance Jim Locke
00:50:48
Play 23 Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 1 realisticspeakers
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Play 24 Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 2 realisticspeakers
00:39:38
Play 25 Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 3 realisticspeakers
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Play 26 Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 1 realisticspeakers
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Play 27 Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 2 realisticspeakers
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Play 28 Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 3 realisticspeakers
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Play 29 Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 4 realisticspeakers
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Play 30 Part 2 Chapter 9: Theories of Planetary Evolution Aaron Carlow
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Play 31 Part 2 Chapter 10: Recent Comets, part 1 Aaron Carlow
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Play 32 Part 2 Chapter 10: Recent Comets, part 2 Aaron Carlow
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Play 33 Part 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 1 Aaron Carlow
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Play 34 Part 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 2 Aaron Carlow
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Play 35 Pat 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 3 Aaron Carlow
00:31:11
Play 36 Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 1 laurencetrask
00:30:11
Play 37 Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 2 Jim Locke
00:33:01
Play 38 Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 3 Jim Locke
00:34:47
Play 39 Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 4 Aaron Carlow
00:39:49
Play 40 Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 5 Shasta
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Play 41 Part 2 Chapter 13: Methods of Research Shasta
01:02:59