Sun spots, animalcule

    Date
    1703
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
    Object type
    Article identifier
    Material
    Technique
    Subject
    Content object
    space
       > Solar system
          > Sun
    Description
    Fourteen figures from issue 288 of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    Figures 1-6. Astronomical charts showing the sun with spots over its surface [above], and; detail views of the sunspots themselves [below]. As observed in June and July 1703 by Stephen Gray. Illustrations to ‘Part of two letters from Mr. Stephen Gray, concerning the spots of the Sun, observ'd by him in June last’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 288 (December 1703). Original illustrations of the charts can be found in Classified Papers of the Royal Society CLP/8i/59.

    Figures I-VI. Microscopic studies of various, unknown animalcule discovered in water, and; VII-VIII. microscopic studies of animalcule attached to lesser duckweed, Lens palustris. Illustrations to ‘Two letters from a gentleman in the country, relating to Mr. Leuwenhoek's letter in transaction, No. 282. Communicated by Mr. C’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 23, issue 288 (December 1703).

    Stephen Gray (c.1666-1736), British astronomer and dyer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1733, and; Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) Dutch microscopist, was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1680.
    Related fellows
    Stephen Gray (1666 - 1736, British) , Astronomer
    Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 - 1723, Dutch) , Microscopist
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > Netherlands
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    ©The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.18899
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