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*           ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER FOR THE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY            *
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*      Published by the Working Group for the History of Astronomy        *
*                  in the Astronomische Gesellschaft                      *
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*                     Number 21,  April 28, 1997                          *
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*                           A translation of                              *
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*          ELEKTRONISCHE MITTEILUNGEN ZUR ASTRONOMIEGESCHICHTE            *
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*          Herausgegeben vom Arbeitskreis Astronomiegeschichte            *
*                  in der Astronomischen Gesellschaft                     *
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*                        Nr. 21,  25. April 1997                          *
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*         Redaktion: Dr. Wolfgang R. Dick <wdi@potsdam.ifag.de>           *
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Contents
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1. Lectures with relation to history of astronomy at Hamburg, Germany

2. Conference Announcement: Natural Catastrophes during Bronze Age
   Civilisations: Archaeological, Geological, Astronomical and 
   Cultural Perspectives

3. Conference Announcement: The Science and Technology of
   Rudolfinian Time

4. Conference Announcement: Philosophy and Imagination

5. Conference Announcement: Guiseppe Toaldo and his Time

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Lectures with relation to history of astronomy at Hamburg, Germany
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Lectures in the framework of the seminars "Recent research on history of
science, mathematics, and techology" of the Institute for History of
Science, Mathematics, and Techology (Institut fuer Geschichte der
Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Technik) of Hamburg University
(Selection)

The lectures are held on Mondays at 6 pm in Hoersaal 6 of the
Geomatikum (Bundesstrasse 55).

05.05.97  
Dipl.-Phys. Juergen Koch (Hamburg):
Johann Georg Repsold (1770-1830), a mechanic at Hamburg

12.05.97  
Dipl.-Phys. Karsten Baumann (Mainz):
The history of the Schott company

02.06.97  
Dr. Peter Schiller (Siegen):
"History of Sky Lore": A computer program for the 
calculating historian

The responsibility for the programme belongs to Christian Huenemoerder
and Jost Weyer.


Gerhard Wiesenfeldt
Institut fuer Geschichte der
Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Technik
Bundesstrasse 55, D-20146 Hamburg
Tel.: (-49/0)-40-4123-2094/-5263
wiesenfeldt@math.uni-hamburg.de

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Conference Announcement:
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NATURAL CATASTROPHES DURING BRONZE AGE CIVILISATIONS:
ARCHAEOLOGICAL, GEOLOGICAL, ASTRONOMICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Fitzwilliam College. Cambridge University. 11th-13th July 1997

The SIS Cambridge conference will bring together historians,
archaeologists, climatologists and astronomers in order to discuss whether
the 'giant comet' hyopothesis brought forward by neo-catastrophist
astronomers such as Victor Clube, Bill Napier, Sir Fred Hoyle, David
Asher, Mark Bailey, Duncan Steel et al. can be substantiated by the
archaeological, climatological and historical record.

Archaeology and Geology

Ever since Claude Schaeffer published his book "Stratigraphie Comparee et
Chronologie L'Asie Occidentale" in 1948, there has been continuous
scientific debate about the nature and extent of the destructions of
Bronze Age civilisations. Schaeffer claimed that the repeated collapses of
Bronze Age cultures were not caused by the action of man but instead by
seismic activity. During the last decade, eminent archaeologists have
substantiated his claim and have linked destruction layers in Aegean and
Near Eastern  sites with natural disasters rather than with military
conquests. The interpretation, however, which maintains that destruction
layers are caused by seismic catastrophes, has been disputed due to the
ambiguity of the stratigraphical record. The need for an accurate
methodology of verifying the actual cause, extent and synchronicity of
Bronze Age destructions is therefore essential.

Astronomy

Scholars such as Victor Clube, Bill Napier, Mark Bailey, Sir Fred Hoyle,
David Asher and Duncan Steel claim that a more 'active' and threatening
sky might have caused major cultural changes of Bronze Age civilisations,
belief systems and religious rituals. Can the astronomical evidence
brought forward by these astronomers be substantiated by historical,
archaeological and climatological evidence?

Culture

In light of new astronomical and archaeological theories and the emergence
of scientific neo-catastrophism, it seems necessary to re-assess the
origins and cultural implications of apocalyptic religions and catastrophe
traditions in ancient  mythologies and rituals. In particular, the
significant cultural and religious changes at the beginning of the Bronze
Age and those which occurred after its final collapse will be
re-evaluated.
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Organising Committee
   * Prof Mark Bailey (Armagh Observatory)
   * Prof Trevor Palmer (Nottingham Trent University)
   * Dr Benny J Peiser (Liverpool John Moores University)
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PRESENTATIONS at the Cambridge Conference

Prof Mark E Bailey (Armagh Observatory) Sources and Populations of
Near-Earth Objects: Recent Findings and Historical Implications

Prof Mike Baillie (Queen's University Belfast) Tree-Ring Evidence for
Environmental Disasters during the Bronze Age: Causes and Effects

Dr Victor Clube (University of Oxford) Predestination and the Problem of
Historical Catastrophism

Dr Marie-Agnes Courty (Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon) Abrupt
Climate Change around 2200 BC: Stratigraphical and Geochemical Evidence
from the Middle East

Dr Euan MacKie (Glasgow Museum) The Destruction of Scottish Vitrified
Forts ca. 800/700 BC

Dr Karen Polinger Foster (Yale University) Volcanic Observations in the
Bronze Age

Dr Bas van Geel (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Hans Renssen (University
of Utrecht) The Impact of Abrupt Climate Change around 2650 BP in
North-West Europe: Evidence for Climatic Teleconnections and a Tentative
Explanation

Prof Gunnar Heinsohn (University of Bremen) The Catastrophic Emergence of
Civilisation: The Coming of the Bronze Age Cultures

Dr Bruce Masse (University of Hawaii) Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: The
Archaeology of Bronze Age Cosmic Catastrophes

Prof William Mullen (Bard College) The Agenda of the Milesian School: The
Post-Catastrophic Paradigm Shift in Ancient Greece

Dr Bill Napier (Armagh Observatory) Cometary Catastrophes, Cosmic Dust and
Ecological Disasters in Historical Times

Prof Amos Nur (Stanford University) The Collapse of Ancient Societies by
Great Earthquakes

Prof David Pankenier (Lehigh University) Heaven-sent: Understsanding
Disaster in Chinese Mythology and Tradition

Dr Benny J Peiser (Liverpool John Moores University) Comparative
Stratigraphy of Bronze Age Destruction Layers around the World:
Archaeological Evidence and Methodological Problems

Prof Gerrit Verschuur (University of Memphis): Our Place in Space: The
Implications of Cosmic Catastrophes on Human Thought and Behaviour

Prof Irving Wolfe (University of Montreal) The 'Kultursturz' at the Bronze
Age-Iron Age Boundary

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For further details, contact

Dr Benny J Peiser
Liverpool John Moores University
School of Human Sciences
Byrom Street
Liverpool L3 3AF
United Kingdom
Tel  +44 151 231 2490
Fax +44 151 298 1261
Email: B.J.Peiser@livjm.ac.uk
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BOOKING/REGISTRATION FORM can be obtained from:
The The SIS Secretary, Innisfree, Highsted Valley, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9
0AD, United Kingdom
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CAMBRIDGE-CONFERENCE
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The CAMBRIDGE-CONFERENCE is an e-mail network put together by
B.J.Peiser@livjm.ac.uk in the run-up of the 2nd SIS Cambridge Conference
on "Natural Catastrophes during Bronze Age Civilisations: Archaeological,
Geological, Astronomical and Cultural Perspectives".

Members of this list include astronomers, archaeologists, climatologists,
historians, geologists, sociologists and other people from around the
world who will participate or have shown interest in the SIS Cambridge
Conference.

It is the aim of the CAMBRIDGE-CONFERENCE network to disseminate the
latest information related to the multidisciplinary research areas of the
forthcoming conference and to keep scholars up to date about related
findings, new scientific information and further announcements.

In addition, news items, reviews of new publications and media programmes,
short articles and related announcements are exchanged among the members
of this list.

Should you wish to subscribe to this list, please contact
B.J.Peiser@livjm.ac.uk

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Conference Announcement: The Science and Technology of Rudolfinian Time
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                    INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

                   The  Science and Technology
                      of Rudolfinian Time

                  PRAGUE,  AUGUST  24-28, 1997

                   Announcement - February 1997

The exhibition   R u d o l f  I I  a n d  P r a g u e   will  take
place starting at the end of  May and continue until the beginning
of September 1997.  The exhibition is organized to  have sites all
over the beautiful city of Prague with its main site at the Prague
Castle.

The Society for the History of Science and Technology in the Czech
Republic together  with The National  Technical Museum in  Prague,
with  support   from  the  International  Union   of  History  and
Philosophy of Science / Division  History of Science and the Czech
Committee  of  ICOM,  have  organized  the International Symposium
intended  to cover  the problems  of scientific  and technological
development in Europe during the late Rennaissance.

Special guided excursion will be organized for participants
of the symposium.

                         Date and Place:
                      August 24 - 28, 1977
       National Technical Museum, Prague (Czech Republic)
                   Kostelni 42, 170 78 Praha 7

                  Languages: English and German

       Deadline for Application and Contribution Abstract:
                       A p r i l  20, 1997

All  speakers and  contributors are  asked to  submit an  abstract
(about 100 -  120 words) in either camera ready  form or on floppy
discs  in ASCII  or WORD  format. A  booklet of  abstracts will be
distributed during the symposium .Organizers would like to publish
submited  papers  up  to  the  end  of  1997.  Deadline  for their
    contribution (in form similar to abstracts) is August 28.

           Registration Fee (Deadline May 30) :

The  registration  fee  is  2500  CK  (includes  lunches on August
25th-28th, excursion and symposium  parties). Fee for accompanying
persons is 1800 CK. For late payment  the fee is 3000 CK, and 2200
CK for accompanying persons. The  exchange rate of the Czech Krown
is stable against  the German Mark (approximately 1  DEM to 17 CK)
           and the USD (approximately 1USD to 28 CK).
We  apologize in  advance for  not accepting  credit cards. Please
            send your check or money order in CK to:

      Ceska sporitelna a.s., Jugoslavska 19, 120 00 Praha 2
            c/o  Spolecnost pro dejiny ved a techniky
                account #: 391359-028/0800 (R II)

            Registration  of participants  begins on
           August 24th  from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and  on
               August 25th  from 8 a.m.  to 5 p.m.
           at the National Technical Museum in Prague.

                   Location and Accommodation:
The  symposium will  be hosted  by the  National Technical  Museum
(NTM) in Prague. The sessions will take place in the Auditorium of
the main NTM building at Kostelni 42, Prague 7. The NTM is located
in  the  central  part  of  Prague  and  can  be reached by public
transportation at the tram station Letenske namesti. From the Main
(Wilson)  Railway  Station  or  Masaryk  Station  you can take the
number 26  tram which goes  directly to Letenske  namesti; or take
Metro C to station Vltavska and  then numbers 1, 8, 25 trams. From
Holesovice-Railway-Station take Metro C  to Vltavska as well. From
          Airportbus-stop Dejvicka with number 26 tram.
If  you choose  to take  privat transportation,  there are several
               attended parking lots near the NTM.

A list of hotels near the NTM (5-10 min walk) and their prices are
listed below. These hotels accept VISA, American Express and other
                major international credit cards.
Please, make your  own reservation by letter or  fax. Note please,
that August is very busy for hotels in Prague, so we advise you to
          book your reservations early in the  Spring !
For  participants  who  wish  to  be  accomodated  in well equiped
student  hostels  we  shall  prepare  also  some  rooms  which are
 relative cheap but are placed about 20-30 min. to NTM with tram.

Hotels                     Phone & Fax   Single/Night  Double/Night

SPLENDID,Ovenecka 33     ++422 373351(ph)   1500 CK       2100 CK
 170 00 Praha 7                382312(f)    ($  55)       ($  77)

BELVEDERE,M.Horakove 19  ++422 374741(ph)   2350 CK       3150 CK
 170 00 Praha 7                370355(f)    ($  86)       ($  115)
                               379447(f)

PARKHOTEL,Veletrzni 20   ++422 24312376(ph) 3061 CK       3760 CK
 170 00 Praha 7                20132862(ph) ($  112)      ($  138)
                               24316180(f)

ALBATROS - botel         ++422 24810936(ph) 1500 CK       2200 CK
 Nabrezi L.Svobody             24811214(f)  ($  55)       ($  88)
 Praha 2

 The second symposium announcement with the preliminary symposium
                 programme will be sent in June

                  The Science and Technology
                  of Rudolfinian Time

                  Application form
                 (Deadline:  April 20, 1997)

Name:...........................................................

Address to which the second announcement should be sent:

 ................................................................

Phone:.....................    Fax: .............................

E - mail: ......................

I will attend the symposium with / without submitting a paper:

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I will use: slides, overhead projector, video....................
Accompanying persons:............................................
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I have  included  the  registration  fee.........(for.....persons)
through the bank ................................................
with money order / check Nr: ....................................
on ..../...../1997  to Ceska Sporitelna.

Abstract of my paper:



Contact address:
Jaroslav Folta, "R-II"                       fax: ++ (42 2) 379151
National Technical Museum                   E-mail:iso@ntm.anet.cz
Kostelni 42, Cz-170 78 Praha 7                     med@ntm.anet.cz
Czech Republic

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Conference Announcement: Philosophy and Imagination
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Call for papers:

PHILOSOPHY AND THE IMAGINATION

Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
October 24 - 26, 1997

The ALEXANDRIA journal is organizing a panel of papers on "Philosophy and
the Imagination" at the sixteenth annual conference on Ancient and Medieval
Philosophy and Social Thought, which will be held at the State University
of New York, Binghamton, October 24 - 26, 1997.

Potential topics for papers include but are not limited to the following:

* Allegory, myth, and symbolism in ancient or medieval philosophy
* Imagination as a unifying dimension of human experience
* Imagination, myth, and epistemology
* Iconography, philosophy, and the liberal arts

Proposals for the panel should be sent before May 25, 1997 to:

David Fideler, ALEXANDRIA, PO Box 6114, Grand Rapids, MI 49516

Email: phanes@cris.com

Updates and abstracts will appear on our web page at:
http://www.cosmopolis.com/files/imagination.html

Please forward this call for papers to any relevant discussion groups or
interested parties.

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Conference Announcement: Guiseppe Toaldo and his Time
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First announcement                            February 1997

                  
                 GIUSEPPE TOALDO AND HIS TIME 
                          (1719-1797)
                  In the death bicentenary

                      November 10-14, 1997 
                         Padova, Italy

                    SCIENCE AND ENLIGHTNMENT
                   BETWEEN VENETO AND EUROPE

PROMOTERS: 

Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova 
Dipartimento di Astronomia dell'Universita' di Padova 
Centro per la Storia dell'UniversitA' di Padova 
Accademia Patavina di scienze, lettere ed arti 
C.N.R.,  I.C.T.M.A. Settore climatologia e microclimatologia (PD) 
Seminario Vescovile di Padova 


SCIENTIFIC-ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

ENRICO BELLONE, Universita' di Padova
DARIO CAMUFFO, C.N.R., I.C.T.M.A. Settore climatologia e
   microclimatologia (PD)
PAOLO CASINI, Universita' "La Sapienza" di Roma
TREVOR DAVIES, University of East Anglia, Norwich
PIERO DEL NEGRO, Universita' di Padova
GASTON DEMAREE, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels
DIETRICH von ENGELHARDT, Universita' di Lubecca
ANTONIO LEPSCHY, Universita' di Padova 
GIUSEPPE ONGARO, Accademia Patavina di scienze, lettere ed arti
LUISA PIGATTO, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova
MARIA LAURA SOPPELSA, Centro per la Storia dell'Universita' di Padova
GIUSEPPE ZANON, Seminario Vescovile di Padova

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PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE

The objective of the Conference is to celebrate the Bicentenary of the
death of Giuseppe Toaldo. Toaldo was born at Pianezze, near
Marostica(Vicenza), in 1719, and completed his education in the famous
episcopal Seminary of Padua. At the age of 25 he was responsible for
printing the works of Galileo in the "Tipografia del Seminario", adding
many notes in the Dialogo from Galileo's original handwritten copy in the
Seminary Library. He was appointed Rural dean of Montegalda near Vicenza
from 1752 until 1764, when he was made Professor of Astronomy, Geography
and Meteorology at the University of Padua. He was charged by the Senate
of the Republic of Venice with the task of designing and overseeing the
building of the astronomical Specola of the University. The works started
in 1767, and finished ten years later. Toaldo became the first director of
the Astronomical Observatory where, besides starting astronomical
observations, he continued the daily meteorological observations he had
begun in 1766, extending those initiated by Giovanni Poleni in 1725.
These observations continued as an official activity of the Observatory
until the 1940s. Toaldo was one of the few Italian scientists known
throughout Europe. His "Saggio Meteorologico" of 1770 - in which he
evaluated meteorology as a science - and his essay "La meteorologia
applicata all'agricoltura" in 1774 (which won the Prize of the Royal
Society of Montpellier) brought him much approbation. Enthused by the
discoveries of Franklin, in 1773 Toaldo installed a lightning-conductor on
the Observatory Tower, the first such installation on a public building in
the Venetian Republic. In 1776, he installed another on the bell-tower of
"San Marco" in Venice, followed by another on the old University Tower in
1777, until in 1778, the Venetian Senate decreed similar installations on
all Warehouses in the Republic Domain. Amongst Toaldo's scientific
legacies is the "Astro-meteorological Journal", which he started in 1773,
and which was continued to 1848 by his successors as Director of the
Astronomical Observatory, Chiminello and Santini.


SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATION 

The subject of "Toaldo and His Time" embraces the history of the
eighteenth-century cultural institutions of which he was a member, or with
which he came into contact in Italy and Europe; and those branches of
science to which he contributed or in which he corresponded, in the Age of
Enlightenment. The Man and the Scientist will be appreciated by
considering his relationships with friends, teachers, correspondents and
pupils. Toaldo was in contact with some of the most influential figures
in the Republic of Venice, evidenced by him completing and equipping the
Astronomical Observatory. Consequently, the timing of the Conference -
coinciding with the Veneto-wide celebrations of the Bicentenary of the
Fall of the Republic of Venice, just months before the death of Toaldo -
is most apposite.

The Conference will be arranged into sessions, with oral contributions
lasting for 15-20 minutes. The Conference languages will be Italian and
English.

       
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REGISTRATION

Please compile the Registration form herewith included with the title for
your oral contribution. Send please your form via fax or by E-mail within
May 31, 1997 to the Conference Office. The Registration will be closed
July 31, 1997. Please include a short abstract of your contribution.

 
PROCEEDINGS

You will be able to book the Proceedings during the Conference by payment
of a fair account to be arranged. Only the contributions presented during
the Conference in a 3.5 inch floppy (Word 6.0 version or compatible) will
be published.


ACCOMODATION

Information will be sent later.


CONFERENCE OFFICE

Luisa Pigatto - CONVEGNO TOALDO - c/o Osservatorio Astronomico 
Vicolo dell'Osservatorio, 5 - 35122 PADOVA - ITALY 
Tel. / Phone (49) 8293469//Fax (49) 8759840 // 
E-Mail Toaldo@astrpd.pd.astro.it

THE INFORMATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE WWW URL:           

                http://www.pd.astro.it/toaldo    

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Official languages: English and Italian with simultaneous translation in
English


PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME
(i.e. before the appearance of the first announcement; this is the first 
call for contributions)

Introductory Session
  
Giuseppe Toaldo: a biographic profil(LEONIDA  ROSINO)  
Toaldo e le scienze venete (Toaldo and venetian Sciences) 
   (M. LAURA SOPPELSA) 
Giuseppe Toaldo tra Galileo e l'eta' newtoniana (Giuseppe Toaldo between
   Galileo and the newtonian age) (PAOLO CASINI)  
La politica scientifico-culturale della Repubblica di Venezia nella 2a meta
   del Settecento (Scientific-cultural politic of the Republic of Venice in 
   the 2nd half of 18th century) (PIERO DEL NEGRO) 
 

Session 1  

TEACHERS, FRIENDS, CORRESPONDENTS AND PUPILS OF  TOALDO
  
La formazione scientifica del giovane Toaldo: i maestri (The scientific 
   formation of young Toaldo: the teachers) (UGO BALDINI) 
Il carteggio di Giuseppe Toaldo alla Biblioteca comunale di Siena 
   (Correspondence of Giuseppe Toaldo at the Municipal Library of Siena) 
   (MARIO DI GREGORIO)
Vincenzo Chiminello allievo dello zio Toaldo (Vincenzo Chiminello pupil of 
   the uncle Toaldo) (MICHELA ZAUPA)
Antonio Vallisneri jr. e Giuseppe Toaldo (SANDRA CASELLATO)

 
Session 2  

CULTURAL INSTITUTION IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY  

La struttura e l'organizzazione dell'Universita di Padova nella 2a meta del 
   Settecento (Structure and organization of the Padua University in the
   2nd half of 18th century) (M. CECILIA GHETTI)  
L'Accademia patavina di scienze, lettere ed arti ai tempi del Toaldo 
   (The Padua Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts at the Toaldo's time) 
   (PAOLO PRETO)
Il Seminario vescovile di Padova nel Settecento (The Episcopal Seminary of
   Padua in the 18th century) (FILIBERTO AGOSTINI) 
Toaldo e la stampa padovana  nel Settecento (Toaldo and the Press in Padua
   in the 18th century) (MARCO CALLEGARI) 

 
Session 3  

ASTRONOMY AND ITS INSTRUMENTS, CORRELATE SCIENCES (GEODESIE, GEOGRAPHIE
ETC.) AND PUBLIC OBSERVATORIES  IN THE 18TH CENTURY
  
L'evoluzione degli strumenti di osservazione astronomica nel Settecento 
   (Evolution of  intruments for the astronomical observations in the 18th
   century)(FABRIZIO BONOLI)  
L'insegnamento dell'astronomia all'Università di Padova nel Settecento 
   (Teaching of astronomy at the Padua University in the 18th century)
   (LUISA PIGATTO)  
Toaldo, Cerato e la fabbrica della Specola astronomica di Padova: un 
   sodalizio esemplare tra  astronomo e architetto (Toaldo, Cerato and the
   Padua Astronomical Observatory building: an exemplary association
   between astronomer and architect) (ALESSANDRA  FERRIGHI)  
I contributi degli astronomi di Brera alla meccanica celeste nella seconda
   meta del Settecento (Contributions to the celestial mechanics by Brera's 
   astronomers in the in the 2nd half of 18th century) (PASQUALE TUCCI)  
L'astronomia nel Regno delle due Sicilie alla fine del XVIII secolo
   (Astronomy in the Reign of the two Sicilies at the end of 18th century) 
   (GIORGIA  FODERA' SERIO)
L'insegnamento dell'astronomia nei Collegi dei Gesuiti nel Settecento 
   (Teaching of astronomy in the Jesuit' Colleges in the 18th century) 
   (JUAN CASANOVAS)
Le dotazioni scientifiche fiorentine nel tardo Settecento (The scientific 
   endowments of Florence in late 18th century) (MARA MINIATI) 
The Longitude: a long sought Conquest of the 18th century
   (MARCELLO PAGLIARI) 

 
Session 4      

PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY IN 18TH CENTURY

Il Settecento e le radici della seconda rivoluzione scientifica (The 18th 
   century and the roots of the 2nd scientific Revolution) (ENRICO BELLONE)
   Giuseppe Toaldo e il conduttore elettrico (Giuseppe Toaldo and the
   electric conductor) (ANTONIO LEPSCHY)
Francesco Algarotti: il newtonianesimo per le dame (Francesco Algarotti:
   the newtonianism for ladies) (GIANFRANCO FRIGO)       
Carlo Alfonso Guadagni, i suoi strumenti e i suoi manuali di fisica (Carlo 
   Alfonso Guadagni and his physics intruments and handbooks) 
   (ROBERTO VERGARA CAFFARELLI) 
Il mecenatismo del patriziato veneziano: Alvise Zenobio e gli strumenti 
   inglesi (Patronage of the venetian aristocracy: Alvise Zenobio and the 
   English instruments) (VIRGILIO GIORMANI)
Lo sviluppo della chimica come scienza nel Settecento (The development of 
   the chemistry as a science in the 18th century)
   (DIETRICH VON ENGELHARDT)
La chimica a Padova nel tardo Settecento (The chemistry in Padua in the
   late 18th century) (FERDINANDO ABBRI)      


Session 5       

MATHEMATICS AND PRACTICAL SCIENCES IN 18TH CENTURY     

La diffusione del calcolo leibniziano nella prima meta' del Settecento 
   (The diffusion of the leibnitian calculus in the first half of the 18th
   century) (SILVIA ROERO)
Il Settecento e la matematizzazione delle tecniche (The 18th century and
   the application of the mathematics to the thecniques)
   (EDOARDO BENVENUTO) 
Lo sperimentalismo come unificazione di "ars" e "ratio" nel Settecento in
   Veneto (The experimentalism as unification of "ars" and "ratio" in the
   18th century in Veneto) (PASQUALE VENTRICE)
La meccanica e le sue applicazioni nei seguaci di Newton nel Settecento 
   (The mechanics and its application among the Newton follwers in the
   18th century) (VITTORIO MARCHIS)
From intellectualism to Empirism - the Swedish case (NILS-AXEL MORNER) 

Session 6  

METEOROLOGY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH SCIENCES OF NATURE (AGRICULTURE,
BOTANY, MEDICINE, PHENOMENA OF NATURE) 

Contributions of Giuseppe Toaldo to the 18th century Meteorology 
   (GASTON DEMAREE)
Aspetti medico-biologici nell'opera di Toaldo (Medical-biological aspects
   in the Toaldo's work) (GIUSEPPE ONGARO) 
Il sistema meteorologico di Toaldo (The meteorological system of Toaldo)
   (STEFANO CASATI)
Giuseppe Toaldo and his repercussion in the Czech Lands (JAN MUNZAR)
 

Session 7  

METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND INSTRUMENTAL SERIES IN 18TH CENTURY  

Gli strumenti meteorologici a Padova nel Settecento (Meteorological 
   instruments in Padua in the 18th century) (GIAN ANTONIO SALANDIN) 
Toaldo e le origini della serie meteorologica di Padova (Toaldo and the 
   origin of the meteorological series of Padua)(DARIO CAMUFFO)
Le serie meteorologiche dell'Osservatorio astronomico di Brera dalla sua 
   fondazione ad oggi (Meteorological series of the Brera's astronomical 
   Observatory from its foundation to the present) (LETIZIA BUFFONI)
La serie meteorologica dell'Osservatorio astronomico di Palermo dalla sua 
   fondazione ad oggi (The meteorological series of the Palermo 
   astronomical Observatory from its foundation to the present)
   (LOREDANA GRANATA)
Data Homogeneity in time series: an application to the Tiber Data Set (TDS)
   (BERSANI P., PILOZZI L., PALMIERI S., SIANI A.M., VACCARO L.)
Early meteorological measurements in the Czech Lands (JAN MUNZAR) 


Session 8

CLIMATOLOGY AND METEOROLOGICAL NETWORKS IN THE 18TH CENTURY

Eighteenth century Meteorological Networks; Introducing the Space-Scale
   (TREVOR DAVIES) 
Toaldo and the "Meteorologica Societas Palatina" (MICHELE COLACINO)
History of Meteorology in Florence from the beginnings to the present
   (GIAMPIERO MARACCHI)
Climate of the 18th century in the Czech Lands: comparison of instrumental 
   and historical weather records (RUDOLF BRADZIL)    



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         "Toaldo e il suo tempo / Toaldo and his time"
           10-14 novembre 1997 / November 10-14, 1997
                        PADOVA -ITALY


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