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Paper, 'An account of a remarkable seeming alteration in the size and shape of objects at a distance, from the exhalations from the Earth' by Peter Collinson

Reference number: CLP/2/37

Date: 1732

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Collinson writes of the deception of sight from the refraction of air in the appearance of objects on the earth seen from a great distance - witnessed when travelling over Ottmoor [Otmoor] Plain not far from Oxford [England] on 15 June 1731.

Subject: Optics

Read to the Royal Society on 23 March 1731 [1732?].

Reference number
CLP/2/37
Earliest possible date
1732
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Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Peter Collinson

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Peter Collinson, Paper, 'An account of a remarkable seeming alteration in the size and shape of objects at a distance, from the exhalations from the Earth' by Peter Collinson, 1732, CLP/2/37, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_37/paper-an-account-of-a-remarkable-seeming-alteration-in-the-size-and-shape-of-objects-at-a-distance-from-the-exhalations-from-the-earth-by-peter-collinson, accessed on 28 May 2024

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