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Letter, 'Description of a fiery meteor seen at Danzig' from Johannes Hevelius to to Henry Oldenburg

Reference number: CLP/8i/26

Date: 13 March 1671

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A short letter from Johannes Hevelius to Henry Oldenburg with a drawing on the back describing the observations of a fiery meteor as observed at Gdansk on 13 April 1671. The observations were not done by Hevelius, but by 'a friend, who saw it himself'.

Subject: Astronomy / Meteorology

Reference number
CLP/8i/26
Earliest possible date
13 March 1671
Physical description
Red chalk on paper
Ink on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Letter, 'Description of a fiery meteor seen at Danzig' from Johannes Hevelius to to Henry Oldenburg, 13 March 1671, CLP/8i/26, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_26/letter-description-of-a-fiery-meteor-seen-at-danzig-from-johannes-hevelius-to-to-henry-oldenburg, accessed on 25 July 2024

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