1783 in science

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The year 1783 in science and technology involved some significant events:


The Meteor of August 18, 1783, as seen from the East Angle of the North Terrace, Windsor Castle, watercolour by Paul Sandby




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History of science and technology[edit]


  • Jean-Paul Marat publishes Mémoire sur l'électricité médicale ("Memorandum on Medical Electricity").






  1. ^ Beech, Martin (1989). "The Great Meteor of 18th August 1783". Journal of the British Astronomical Association. 99 (3): 130–33. Bibcode:1989JBAA...99..130B. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Cavallo, Tiberius (1 January 1784). "Description of a Meteor, Observed Aug. 18, 1783". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. London. 74: 108–111. doi:10.1098/rstl.1784.0010. Retrieved 2012-01-05.  It is also the subject of study by Charles Blagden.
  3. ^ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London).
  4. ^ Ridpath, Ian. "Flamsteed numbers – where they really came from". Star Tales. Archived from the original on 2012-02-19. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ a b Gillispie, Charles Coulston (1983). The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation, 1783-1784. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-08321-5. 
  6. ^ Emsley, John (2001). Nature's Building Blocks. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 183–191. ISBN 0-19-850341-5. 
  7. ^ Brayshay, M.; Grattan, J. (1999). "Environmental and social responses in Europe to the 1783 eruption of the Laki fissure volcano in Iceland: a consideration of contemporary documentary evidence". In Firth, C. R.; McGuire, W. J. Volcanoes in the Quaternary. Special Publication, 161. London: Geological Society. pp. 173–187. ISBN 1-86239-049-5. 
  8. ^ Gale, W.K.V. (1981). Ironworking. Princes Risborough: Shire. pp. 17–19. ISBN 0-85263-546-X. 
  9. ^ Hunt, David (1992). A History of Preston. Preston: Carnegie. p. 145. ISBN 0-948789-67-0. 
  10. ^ Lemire, Beverley; Riello, Giorgio (2006). East and West: Textiles and Fashions in Eurasia in the Early Modern Period (PDF). Working Papers of the Global Economic History Network. London School of Economics. p. 29. Retrieved 2013-01-23.