A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century


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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) (23 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Preface and Introduction 34:03 Read by Melanie T
Part 1 Chapter 1: Foundation of Sidereal Astronomy, part 1 32:35 Read by Jim Locke
Part 1 Chapter 1: Foundation of Sidereal Astronomy, part 2 24:33 Read by Jim Locke
Part 1 Chapter 2: Progress of Sidereal Astronomy, part 1 38:28 Read by aniroo
Part 1 Chapter 2: Progress of Sidereal Astronomy, part 2 42:02 Read by aniroo
Part 1 Chapter 3: The Progress of Knowledge Regarding the Stars, part 1 29:59 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 1 Chapter 3: The Progress of Knowledge Regarding the Stars, part 2 33:26 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 1 Chapter 4: Planetary Discoveries, part 1 36:42 Read by timli
Part 1 Chapter 4: Planetary Discoveries, part 2 29:36 Read by Jim Locke
Part 1 Chapter 5: Comets, part 1 30:53 Read by Availle
Part 1 Chapter 5: Comets, part 2 30:16 Read by Availle
Part 1 Chapter 6: Instrumental Advances 47:41 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 1: Foundation of Astronomical Physics, part 1 29:30 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 1: Foundation of Astronomical Physics, part 2 24:24 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 2: Solar Observations and Theories, part 1 33:41 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 2: Solar Observations and Theories, part 2 36:14 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 1 37:52 Read by Melanie T
Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 2 29:20 Read by laurencetrask
Part 2 Chapter 3: Recent Solar Eclipses, part 3 22:50 Read by laurencetrask
Part 2 Chapter 4: Solar Spectroscopy, part 1 31:34 Read by Ann Boulais
Part 2 Chapter 4: Solar Spectroscopy, part 2 28:51 Read by Ann Boulais
Part 2 Chapter 5: Temperature of the Sun 32:44 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 6: The Sun's Distance 50:48 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 1 24:12 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 2 39:38 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 7: Planets and Satellites, part 3 36:34 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 1 31:51 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 2 26:39 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 3 27:02 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 8: Planets and Satellites continued, part 4 25:16 Read by realisticspeakers
Part 2 Chapter 9: Theories of Planetary Evolution 45:52 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 10: Recent Comets, part 1 35:41 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 10: Recent Comets, part 2 31:59 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 1 32:57 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 2 19:49 Read by Aaron Carlow
Pat 2 Chapter 11: Recent Comets continued, part 3 31:11 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 1 30:11 Read by laurencetrask
Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 2 33:01 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 3 34:47 Read by Jim Locke
Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 4 39:49 Read by Aaron Carlow
Part 2 Chapter 12: Stars and Nebulae, part 5 52:32 Read by Shasta
Part 2 Chapter 13: Methods of Research 1:02:59 Read by Shasta