Johannes Johann Hewel or Hewelke, 1611–87, Polish astronomer: charted the moon's surface and discovered four comets.
a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon: about 100 miles (160 km) in diameter.
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How to use Hevelius in a sentence
Hevelius relates that during the four years between October 1672 and December 1676, Mira did not show herself at all!Myths and Marvels of Astronomy | Richard A. Proctor
Ptolemy catalogued 10 stars in this constellation; Tycho Brahe 11 and Hevelius 17.
Hevelius had introduced the vernier and tangent screw in his measurement of arc graduations.History of Astronomy | George Forbes
Hevelius made numerous researches on comets, and suggested that the form of their paths might be a parabola.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
This work, after having passed through several hands, became the property of Hevelius, who was capable of appreciating its merits.The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' | Thomas Orchard
British Dictionary definitions for Hevelius
Johannes (joˈhanəs). 1611–87, German astronomer, who published one of the first detailed maps of the lunar surface
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