Riccioli

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Riccioli (crater)
... Riccioli is a large lunar impact crater located near the western limb of the Moon ... Due to its location, Riccioli appears strongly foreshortened and is viewed almost from the side ... Riccioli has been heavily worn and eroded, most notably by ejecta from the impact that created the Orientale basin ...
Copernicus (lunar Crater) - Names
... on the Moon's near side, it was given its name by Giovanni Riccioli, whose 1651 nomenclature system has become standardized ... Riccioli awarded Copernicus a prominent crater despite the fact that, as an Italian Jesuit, he conformed with church doctrine in publicly opposing Copernicus's heliocentric system ... Riccioli justified the name by noting that he had symbolically thrown all the heliocentrist astronomers into the Ocean of Storms ...
Giovanni Battista Riccioli - Biography
... Riccioli was born in Ferrara ... of the time, Giuseppe Biancani (1565–1624), was teaching at Parma when Riccioli arrived there ... Riccioli mentions Biancani, who accepted new astronomical ideas such as the existence of lunar mountains and the fluid nature of the heavens, and who ...
Giovanni Battista Riccioli - Scientific Work - The Almagestum Novum (New Almagest) - Working Concerning The Moon
... Riccioli and Grimaldi extensively studied the moon, of which Grimaldi drew maps ... On one of these maps, Riccioli provided names for lunar features—names which are the basis for the nomenclature of lunar features still in use today ... of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969), received its name from Riccioli ...
Francesco Maria Grimaldi
... Between 1640 and 1650, working with Riccioli, he investigated the free fall of objects, confirming that the distance of fall was proportional to the square of the time taken ... Grimaldi and Riccioli also made a calculation of the gravitational constant by recording the oscillations of an accurate pendulum ... as well as the height of clouds, and drew an accurate map or, selenograph, which was published by Riccioli and now adorns the entrance to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C ...