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Description of observations of Saturn by Robert Hooke, observations made with a 60-foot telescope on 29 June 1666 between 11 and 12pm. Describes the rings appearing lighter than the body of the planet. Figure in text.

Subject: Astronomy

Read to the Royal Society on 11 July 1666, and ordered to be registered

Published in Philosophical Transactions vol 1, no 14, p 246 as 'Some observations, lately made at London, of the planet Jupiter: as also of Saturn.'

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RBO/3/50
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1666
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1 page
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Manuscript

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Robert Hooke

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Robert Hooke, 'Observation of Saturn on 29 June 1666' by Robert Hooke, 1666, RBO/3/50, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_3_50/observation-of-saturn-on-29-june-1666-by-robert-hooke, accessed on 30 May 2024

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