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GIUSEPPE TOALDO: LA LUNA, IL SAROS E LE METEORE *

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STEFANO CASATI Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza - Firenze

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Abstract

<title> SUMMARY </title>The origin and evolution of scientific meteorology began and evolved with rhythms and procedures quite different from other scientific disciplines. This particularity is seen in the work of Giuseppe Toaldo, a padovan scientist of the eighteenth century. He dedicated himself to the study of the atmospheric phenomena and contributed, although in a paradoxical way, to the success of the modern meteorology.He created a network of observatories all over Italy and, in trying to verify the hypothesis of lunar influence on weather changes, he collected a large quantity of phenomenological and instrumental data. From his research program, which was mainly based on « lunaristic physics », many contradictions and peculiarities of meteorology of the eighteenth century emerge. Toaldo's attempt to demonstrate his theory, gave rise to a heated scientific debate in which the polemic with Paolo Frisi represents one of the most interesting moments.

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