From the SelenographiaDepartment of
Science & Technology Studies
University College London sponsors:

Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom's
Newton and the Moon
Web site 

This page offers historical material relating to theories of the Moon's motion, especially those of Newton and those surrounding him.

Isaac Newton's 1702 Lunar Theory
    A Forgotten Solution to the Longitude Problem

Newton, the Moon and his Gravity Theory

John Flamsteed's Lunar Theory

Edmond Halley's Contribution

In the Beginning: Jeremiah Horrocks

Additional Materials

The book "Newton's forgotten lunar theory, his contribution to the quest for longitude" (2000) by the author is published by Green Lion Press.

This site is a collaborative project between Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom and Dr Joe Cain in STS, UCL. Kollerstrom's research is supported by a post-doctoral research scholarship from the Leverhulme Foundation.

rev: May 1998

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