Searching the Heavens and the Earth: The History of Jesuit Observatories (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) by Agustin Udias
English | 2003 | ISBN: 9048162521 | 373 Pages | PDF | 13 MB
Jesuits established a large number of astronomical, geophysical and meteorological observatories during the 17th and 18th centuries and again during the 19th and 20th centuries throughout the world. The history of these observatories has never been published in a complete form. Many early European astronomical observatories were established in Jesuit colleges.