AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 37. HAD III: Biography of 19th and 20th Century Astronomers
Oral, Monday, January 6, 2003, 2:00-3:30pm, 613-614

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[37.06] To be a priest should to know astronomy...

D.J. de Alba-Martinez (IAM-CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara)

In spite of that recently some academic programs try to join science and religion themes in the same course, was during nineteenth century that was necessary to study astronomy for those that want to be catholic priest in Jalisco State, Mexico. A brief description on this astronomy courses is shown and some products from this activity and persons that were involved.

This work was partially supported by Coord. de Servs. Acad.-CUCEI, Universidad de Guadalajara.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: dalba@udgserv.cencar.udg.mx

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