Angelo Secchi Project

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Angelo Secchi (1818-1878) is certainly one of most intriguing and interesting charachter within the Italian scientific community during the 19th century. For almost 30 years he was head of the Roman College Astronomical Observatory; he was physicist, astronomer, meteorologist and a passionate lover of Archeology and Paleontology.
Today most of his papers are preserved by the Historical Archives of the Pontifical Gregorian University; a first finding aid of these papers was published by Ileana Chinnici and Wiktor Gramatowski in 2002 [1].

Angelo Secchi (1818-1878)





This page has been written thanks to the kindness and wide knowledge about Angelo Secchi of Ileana Chinnici.


  1. Ileana Chinnici, Wiktor Gramatowski, Le carte di Angelo Secchi S.J. (1818-1878) conservate presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana. Un inventario rivisitato, Nuncius. Annali di storia della scienza, 16 (2001), nr. 2, pp. 571-627. See ASP Bibliography 0001.