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JESUITICA: Casting light on the sun

Curious that one of the pioneers of the scientific study of the sun should be called Scheiner. The man in question, Christoph Scheiner (1579-1650), was a German Jesuit and an astronomer and mathematician. He seems to have beaten Galileo, by a number of months, to the discovery of sunspots. He himself was in no doubt that he got there first, ...

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