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    • Maximilian Hell's geomagnetic observations in Norway 1769 

      Aspaas, Per Pippin; Hansen, Truls Lynne (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2005)
      In the years 1768-1770 an expedition lead by the Austrian/Hungarian astronomer and Jesuit Father Maximilian Hell travelled to Vardø in the northernmost part of Norway. The main objective of the expedition was to observe the transit of Venus in June 1769. However, scientific investigations in several other fields were also performed, among them observations of the magnetic declination. From the ...