Astronomy college course/Wikipedia Sidereus Nuncius/Quiz01/10


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There's a typo in No. 10 "When the German astronomy Marius" --mikeu talk 20:58, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Way to go mikeu! But everybody, there is still much to do: Can you write a short essay that makes this an interesting fact? Can you find a reference for this fact? (How do we know its actually true). Can you write a similar question with different wording so that the testbank becomes so large that very few students could read it in a semester?--Guy vandegrift (discusscontribs) 21:10, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Here's the reference. It is behind a paywall, but all the facts cited at wp are freely available in the abstract. --mikeu talk 23:23, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Pasachoff, Jay M. (May 2015). "Simon Marius’s Mundus Iovialis: 400th Anniversary in Galileo’s Shadow". Journal for the History of Astronomy 46 (2): 218-234. doi:10.1177/0021828615585493. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 
Here's more detail. --mikeu talk 23:45, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Van Helden, Albert. "Simon Marius". The Galileo Project. Rice University. Retrieved 2016-01-02.

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