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Author Møller Pedersen, Kurt.
Title An Observer of Observatories : the Journal of Thomas Bugge's Tour of Germany, Holland and England in 1777.
Imprint Santa Barbara : Aarhus University Press, 2010.

Author Møller Pedersen, Kurt.
Subject Bugge, Thomas, 1740-1815 -- Travel.
Bugge, Thomas, 1740-1815.
Astronomy -- Biography.
Astronomical instruments -- Early works to 1800.
Germany -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Netherlands -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name De Clercq, Peter.
Description 1 online resource (244 pages)
Note Print version record.
Summary In 1777, the Danish astronomer Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Copenhagen. Keen to modernize the existing observatory on top of the Round Tower, he travelled through Germany to Holland and England to learn more about the state of astronomy and instrument-making in these countries. During his tour he kept a journal in which he noted what he saw, whom he met and which books and instruments he bought. He also included dozens of sketches and drawings, which greatly add to the historical value of his manuscript. The document lay undi.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and indexes.
Contents Front Matter; Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Thomas Bugge 1740-1815; Travel journals; Bugge's journal of 1777 mechanics, and witnessed physical experiments.; Summary of the Journal; A note about money; The Journal; Appendix 1. Travel expenses; Appendix 2. Books bought in London; Appendix 3. Instruments bought in London; Appendix 4. Data of astronomical observations; Bibliography; Photo credits; Name index; Subject index
ISBN 9788779343467
OCLC # 818118118
Additional Format Print version: 9788779343115.

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