The Controversy on the Comets of 1618

This volume contains the principal works, in English translation, published during the extended controversy between Galileo and the Jesuits over the nature of comets, concluding with a commentary by Johann Kepler.

The Controversy on the Comets of 1618
Galileo Galilei, Horatio Grassi, Mario Guiducci, Johann Kepler

Translated by Stillman Drake and C. D. O'Malley

1960 | 408 pages | Cloth $79.95
History | Astronomy
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Table of Contents

Introduction
—Stillman Drake

On the Three Comets of the Year 1618
—Horatio Grassi
Discourse on the Comets
—Mario Guiducci
The Astronomical Balance
—Horatio Grassi
Letter to Tarquinio Galluzzi
—Mario Guiducci
The Assayer
—Galileo Galilei
Appendix to the Hyperaspistes
—Johann Kepler

Notes
Index