Large-Scale Motions in the Universe

  • Book (PDF)
  • 600 pages
  • Level: university

A proceedings of a Study Week on Cosmology held at the Vatican Observatory in 1987, edited by Vera Rubin (an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation and dark matter) and Fr. George V. Coyne, S. J. (Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006). This academic book, published by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is primarily an example of the scientific work in cosmology sponsored by the Vatican. The authors include many of the most outstanding astronomers of the day, but the work itself is now some 30 years old and is mostly of historic interest. No explicit discussions of faith/science aspects to the question are discussed.

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