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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Scheiner, Christopher

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Jesuit astronomer Born in 1575 near Mindelheim, Swabia; died in 1650 Neisse, Silesia. While engaged in research at Ingolstadt he discovered the existence of sun-spots. Prior discovery was claimed by Galileo, but Scheiner was the first to make continuous observations of scientific value. In 1616 the Archduke Maximilian invited him to Innshruck; here he made important studies in optics. He was the author of Rosa Utsina, a standard treatise on solar phenomena.

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Entry for 'Scheiner, Christopher'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/s/scheiner-christopher.html. 1910.

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