Giuseppe Asclepi

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Giuseppe Maria Asclepi (1706–1776) was an Italian astronomer and physician. He was a Jesuit and director of the observatory at the Collegio Romano.

His works include:

  • De veneris per solem transitu exercitatio astronomica habita in Collegio Romano (Rome, 1761).
  • De objectivi micrometri usu in planetarum diametris metiendis. Exercitatio optico-astronomica habita in Collegio Romano a Patribus Societatis Jesu (Rome, 1765).
  • De cometarum motu exercitatio astronomica habita in collegio Romano patribus Societatis Jesu.Prid.Non.Septem (Rome, 1769).

The lunar crater Asclepi is named after him.

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