Reference numberRBO/3/50
Alternative reference numberRBO.3.176
Title'Observation of Saturn on 29 June 1666' by Robert Hooke
DescriptionDescription of observations of Saturn by Robert Hooke, observations made with a 60-foot telescope on 29 June 1666 between 11 and 12pm. Describes the rings appearing lighter than the body of the planet. Figure in text.

Subject: Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 11 July 1666, and ordered to be registered

Published in Philosophical Transactions vol 1, no 14, p 246 as 'Some observations, lately made at London, of the planet Jupiter: as also of Saturn.'
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Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0103
Related records in the catalogueRBC/2/89
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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