Eustachio Zanotti (1709 - 1782)

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Eustachio Zanotti (1709 - 1782)

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The 1761 Venus transit was observed in Bologna by Eustachio Zanotti, director of the Observatory, founded in 1726 in the buiding of newborn Academy of Sciences. The Observatory tower today hosts the Museo della Specola. Zanotti, member of the Academies of Berlin and London, was one of the most known European astronomers of his time. He published a large amount of observations of the Moon, the Sun and the Planets, he edited the Bologna Ephemerides from 1751 to 1764. He was a great hydraulic engineer and in 1778 he became the Secretary of the Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna. (Bologna University painting Collection)

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