Archives for category: Somnium

Solar and lunar eclipses have sometimes played quite a remarkable role in human history. From foretelling evil omens to inspiring early works of science fiction, here are 11 of the most curious stories about eclipses.

Source: Christopher Columbus to Thailand’s Kings: 11 Curious Eclipse Stories

Historians discuss astronomer Johannes Kepler in this BBC4 radio broadcast.

Source: BBC Radio 4 – In Our Time, Johannes Kepler

The Seasons of the Moon [The duration of summer and winter on the moon, and the climate zones of the lunar globe] Est autem circulus aliquis inter polos intcrmedius, viccm gerens nostri aequatoris …

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IV.   At Hven with Tycho Brahe

Duracotus studies with the students of the astronomer Tycho Brahe at the Uraniborg observatory on the island of Hven

V.   Voyage Home

After studying at Uraniborg for years, Duracotus returns to Iceland and his mother Fiolxhilde, who thought him dead

VI.  Fiolxhilde Speaks

Fiolxhilde reveals the occult art of conversing & travelling with certain ‘wise spirits’ encountered in Iceland