Not the Earth, but its orbit: Andre Tacquet and the question of star sizes in a heliocentric universe

26 Sep 2019 Graney Christopher M.

This paper consists of a translation of Andre Tacquet's discussion of the question of sizes of stars in a heliocentric universe, as published in his posthumous Opera Mathematica of 1668, along with introductory material and analysis. While Robert Hooke mentions Tacquet as one of the "great Anti-copernicans", who argued the question of star sizes against the heliocentric theory with "great vehemency and insulting", Tacquet's discussion has received only scant attention... (read more)

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