Piazzi, Giuseppe, 1746 - 1826 (astronomer)
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
A translation by Margaret Maskelyne of 'Enquiries of Guiseppe Piazzi respecting the annual parallax of some of the principal fixed stars', including 'calculations of the time of the fixed stars in declination'; observations of Aldebaran, Capella, Sirius, Procyon, Arcturus, Alpha Lyrae and Antares; and a summary of the observations.
Print of an engraving by C. Turner from 1746.
An undated photostat of part of a letter written by Nevil Maskelyne following the discovery of Ceres on 1 January 1801. He criticizes Giuseppe Piazzi for not revealing the discovery for six weeks, and mentions that a German astronomer (Olbers) has now sent him information regarding where the planet should be visible in the summer and autumn.
An undated photostat of a letter in French from Joseph de Lalande to Nevil Maskelyne, 10 August 1787, presenting Giuseppe Piazzi to him on a visit to England.
A diary of work performed on the 'Nautical Almanac' and arrangements for its compilation and publication.
A fair copy of results of the observations of the 'new star' (Ceres) discovered at Palermo by Guiseppe Piazzi, 1 January 1801, translated from the original Italian by Antonio Parachinetti. The volume includes a table on the 'star's' position.
A rough copy of the observations of Ceres, discovered at Palermo by Guiseppe Piazzi, 1 January 1801, translated from the original Italian by Antonio Parachinetti.
A mathematical paper containing problems and equations and a list of candidates for election to the Royal Society: John Jeron Schroler, Lilienthal, Bremen; Joseph (Giuseppe) Piazzi, Palermo, Sicily; Dr Olbers, Bremen; and Dr C.F. Gauss, Brunswick. There are propositions and corollaries from Newton's 'Principia', in Latin and English, and from Aristotle's 'Rhetoric', in Greek and English.
An undated translation by Margaret Maskelyne of Guiseppe Piazzi's 'Of the mean refraction of the altitude of the pole of 38º 6' 44"'.