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Image number: RS.18899
Credit: ©The Royal Society

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 (1666-2015, British), Astronomer
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723, Dutch), Microscopist

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