Giuseppe Biancani

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.wikipedia
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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.
Crater Blancanus is named after the Jesuit astronomer and natural philosopher, Giuseppe Biancani (1566–1624).

Sundial

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The work not only included studies on the natural phenomenon of the echo and on sundials, but also included a diagram of the Moon.
Giuseppe Biancani's Constructio instrumenti ad horologia solaria (c.

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Italy

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Astronomer

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Mathematician

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Selenography

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Moon

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Giuseppe Biancani (in Latin, Josephus Blancanus) (1566–1624) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer, mathematician, and selenographer, after whom the crater Blancanus on the Moon is named.

Bologna

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He was a native of Bologna. His Aristotelis loca mathematica ex universis ipsius operibus collecta et explicata, published in Bologna, appeared in 1615, in which Biancani discussed Aristotelian thought on floating bodies.

Aristotle

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His Aristotelis loca mathematica ex universis ipsius operibus collecta et explicata, published in Bologna, appeared in 1615, in which Biancani discussed Aristotelian thought on floating bodies.

Censorship

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The work suffered censorship whilst undergoing peer review, a common Jesuit practice.

Creation myth

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The original Earth emerged on the third day of the creation myth as a perfectly smooth sphere, Biancani reasoned.

Sphere

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The original Earth emerged on the third day of the creation myth as a perfectly smooth sphere, Biancani reasoned.

Natural law

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If not for the hand of God, "natural law" would have allowed the Earth to remain in that form.

Fire

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However, the hand of God would intervene in order to cause the Earth to be destroyed entirely by fire.

Telescope

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As evidenced in the table of contents, this work also presented a summary of the discoveries made with the telescope by Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo, Copernicus, and others.

Echo

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The work not only included studies on the natural phenomenon of the echo and on sundials, but also included a diagram of the Moon.

Geocentric model

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Giuseppe Biancani's map was not drawn up in support of new Copernican ideas but those berthed in traditional geocentric cosmology and in support of Aristotelian thought.

List of mountains on the Moon

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Biancani disagreed with Galileo, who believed in the existence of lunar mountains.

Gruemberger (crater)

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In a 1611 letter to Christoph Grienberger (after whom the Gruemberger crater is named), Biancani wrote of his certainty that there could not be any mountains on the Moon.

Thermometer

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The first clear diagram of a thermoscope was published in 1617 by Giuseppe Biancani (1566 – 1624): the first showing a scale and thus constituting a thermometer was Santorio Santorio in 1625.