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Earth-Moon Relationships: Proceedings of the Conference held in Padova, Italy, November 8-10, 2000


By: Cesare Barbieri (Editor), Filippo Rampazzi (Editor)

588 pages, b/w photos

Kluwer Academic Publishers

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The Galilean Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts in Padova (Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti) was founded in 1599 by a group of distinguished scholars and noblemen, with the name of Accademia dei Ricovrati.

Among the founders, Galileo Galilei helped to design the first logo. To celebrate its 400th anniversary, the Academy has promoted a series of initiatives focussed on the far-reaching intentions of its founders, namely to achieve a truly interdisciplinary dissemination of knowledge.

The Conference on the Earth-Moon Relationships was one of these initiatives. It brought together a number of distinguished scientists from different fields – such as Astronomy, Celestial Mechanics, Chemistry, Geology, Medicine, Natural Sciences – but also scholars of Literature and Art, to discuss these relationships, their origins and their influence on human activities and beliefs.


- List of Papers
- Oral Contributions
- Welcome Address; Barbieri
- Goodly Frame, Spotty Globe: Earth and Moon in Renaissance Literature; Carroll
- Sediments of the Moon and Earth as End-members for Comparative Planetology; Basu
- The Moon in the Paduan 14th Century Frescoes; Bellinati
- The importance of the Moon in teaching Astronomy at the Primary School; Benacchio
- The moon and the origin of life; Benn
- Sexual Satellites, Moonlight and the Nuptial Dances of Worms: the Influence of the Moon on the Reproduction of Marine Animals; Bentley
- Claire de Lune on the Italian Space Science Programme; Bignami
- Fantastic new chondrites, achondrites, and Lunar meteorites as the result of recent meteorite search expeditions in hot and cold deserts; Bischoff
- Lunar influences on climate; Camuffo
- Apollo Samples and the Geochemical Determination of Basaltic Achondrite Parent Bodies; Consolmagno
- Water: Communicator in Moon-Earth Relationships; Davis
- `Lunacy' in Mentally Disturbed Children; De Antonio
- Highlights from ICEUM4, the 4th International Conference on the Exploration and Utilisation of the Moon; Foing
- The D-DIXS X-ray spectrometer on ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon; Grande
- Lunar and Planetary Perspectives on the Geological History of the Earth; Head
- Moonstruck: How realistic is the moon depicted in classic science fiction movies? Jalufka
- The Moon and Extra-Solar Planets; J. de Muizon
- Craters on the Moon from Galileo to Wegener A Short History of the Impact Hypothesis, and Implications for the Study of Terrestrial Impact Craters; Koeberl
- Reckoning Time and Longitude and the history of the Earth Rotation, using the Moon; Leschiutta
- Ancient moons; Longo
- The Formation of Chemical Elements and their Abundances in the Solar System; Matteucci
- A new view of the Moon in light of data from Clementine and Prospector missions, FORM da faxare; McCallum
- The Atmosphere of the Moon; Mendillo
- The moon and life on earth; Morgan
- Marine animal behaviour in relation to lunar phase; Naylor
- Moon-struck: Artists Rediscover Nature and Observe, FORM da faxare; Olsen-Pasachoff
- Nitrogen on the Moon: What does it tell us? Owen
- Search for Antimatter in Cosmic Rays Using the Moon; Peruzzo
- Mysteries of the Farside of the Moon: What Galileo Couldn't See; Pieters
- Lunar maps of the 17th and 18th Centuries
- Tobias Mayers's Map and its 19th Century Edition; Pigatto
- SMART-1: The First Time of Europe on the Moon; Racca
- Palaeolithic Timekeepers Looking at the Golden Gate of the Ecliptic: The Lunar Cycle and the Pleiades in the Cave of La Tete-du-Lion (Ardeche, France) -- 21,000 BP; Rappenglueck
- Lunar influence on plants; Schad
- A Perspective on the Earth from the Moon; Scott
- `Earth-Moon Relationships': highlights of the conference and concluding remarks; Swings
- The dispute between Carlini-Plana and Laplace on the theory of the Moon; Tucci
- On the orbit of the Moon; Valsecchi
- Geochemical Evidence for a Close Genetic Relationship of Earth and Moon; Waenke
- Macro and microcosmus: moon influence on human body; Zanchin
- Lunar Rhythms in Forestry Traditions -- Lunar-Correlated Phenomena in Tree Biology and Wood Properties; Zuercher
- Posters
- Meteor Showers on the Lunar Atmosphere; Barbieri
- LUNAM 2000 (LUNar Atmospheric Mission); Barbieri
- Earthshine at the rainbow angle; Benn
- Seneca and the Moon; Berno
- The Moon, the Stars and the Milk; Bertola
- Science Fiction in Naples in the Middle of the 19-th Century; Capaccioli
- Moonlight without the Moon; Cinzano
- The Science Goals of ESA's SMART-1 Mission to the Moon; Foing
- Lunar Explorer Society: Goals and Activities; Foing
- Lunation and Primate Menses; Folin, Rizzotti
- Mapping the moon with SIR, an infrared spectrometer for SMART-1; Keller
- Radioastronomy and Radiointerferometry on the `Hidden' Lunar Surface; Leonardi
- The Moon in the Classic Maya World; Romano
- The response of the august 11, 1999, total solar eclipse in the geomagnetic field; Strestik
- Variations in the mortality with respect to lunar phases; Strestik, et al.
- Organizing Committees
- List of Participants

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