n Akroterion - Lucian and the Great Moon Hoax of 1835

Volume 50, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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Extracted from text ... Akroterion 50 (2005) LUCIAN AND THE GREAT MOON HOAX OF 18351 J L Hilton (University of KwaZulu-Natal) The science of astronomy has had a long and distinguished history at the Cape of Good Hope (hereafter referred to as "the Cape"). This is no accident, since Cape Town was for many years (since 1652, in fact) the only fortified and inhabited European settlement in the southern hemisphere. Thus when astronomers in The Netherlands, France, and England turned their attention to mapping the southern skies it was to the Cape that they brought their instruments. In addition, the mother city of South Africa ..

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