By Agustin UDIAS
During the seventeenth and 18th centuries Jesuits have been the 1st western scientists to go into into touch with China and India. It used to be via them that western astronomy used to be first brought in those international locations. They made early astronomical observations in India and China and so they directed for one hundred fifty years the Imperial Observatory of Beijing.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a brand new set of observatories have been proven. in addition to astronomy those now integrated meteorology and geophysics. Jesuits tested a few of the earliest observatories in Africa, South the United States and the some distance East.
Jesuit observatories represent a frequently forgotten bankruptcy of the background of those sciences.
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