History of Astronomy in Portugal: Theories Institutions and Practices
"In Portugal, throughout its history, astronomy is developed in the contex of the mathematical sciences. At the time of Portugal's maritime discoveries, astronomical navigation was based on spherical trigonometry, and so it was the mathematicians who taught astronomy to the pilots. (...)
"The Conference´s program echoed a wide time span. In these Proceedings we have twelve papers that present research from the dolmen builders of south-west Europe to the beginnings of Astrophysics in Portugal."
Autor: Editado por Luís Saraiva