Posts Tagged: Daniel Solander

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

The transit of Venus and the longitude problem – a brief(ish) history

The size of the solar system was one of the chief puzzles of 18th century science. Astronomers of the day knew that six planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – orbited the Sun (they had not yet

Banks and Solander

From ‘Shadows’ by James Lind. Via nzetc.org

Banks and Solander

From ‘Shadows’ by James Lind. Via nzetc.org

Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks, Dr Daniel Solander

A collection of portraits of Sir Joseph Banks from the National Library of Australia including one by John Hamilton Mortimer featuring the naturalist together with his colleague Dr Daniel Solander, the Endeavour’s Captain James Cook, Dr John Hawkesworth and the Earl

Captain James Cook, Sir Joseph Banks, Dr Daniel Solander

A collection of portraits of Sir Joseph Banks from the National Library of Australia including one by John Hamilton Mortimer featuring the naturalist together with his colleague Dr Daniel Solander, the Endeavour’s Captain James Cook, Dr John Hawkesworth and the Earl