Early Experiments in Spectroscopy

  • Ken M. Harrison
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


To the ancient Greeks and other philosophers around the world, light was all-pervasive and a medium connecting visible objects. Aristotle’s view of light was something all bodies could have, similar to the element of fire. Early religions associated light with the Sun (as well as heat and life-giving energy) and accepted that it was a gift from the gods.


Dark Line Chromatic Aberration Fraunhofer Line Flint Glass German Equatorial 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken M. Harrison
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  1. 1.CobhamUK

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