Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Les Observacions astronòmiques i meteorològiques de Domènec Badia (Alí Bei) en el seu viatge per terres d'Àfrica i d'Àsia

Marià Baig i Aleu

Resum


This communication is about the scientific aspects of the travels of the Catalan
expeditionary Domènec Badia, who is widely known as Alí Bei. We discuss the
scientific motivations of his journey through Africa and Asia; we state his preparatory
work concerning the acquisition of scientific instruments; we present his planning for
the astronomical and meteorological observations; and, finally, we discuss the scientific
legacy of his work, still partially unpublished.

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