Los fenómenos celestes en Costa Rica: aerolitos, bólidos y lluvias de estrellas (1799-1910)

Data collection of astronomical phenomena in Costa Rica began at the end of the colonial period (1799). Most of this information reveals the social impact that they caused in the region. Scholars of that time tried to find a rational explanation for those phenomena, especially meteor showers and met...

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Autores Principales: Solano Chaves, Flora J., Díaz Bolaños, Ronald Eduardo, Fernández Arce, Mario
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/12296
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22647
Sumario: Data collection of astronomical phenomena in Costa Rica began at the end of the colonial period (1799). Most of this information reveals the social impact that they caused in the region. Scholars of that time tried to find a rational explanation for those phenomena, especially meteor showers and meteorites, in order to contrast the religious conceptions. This paper analyzes the most representative data obtained from the observations during the period 1799-1910.