Essai d'une théorie du Satellite de Vénus

Year of Conception:    ?
Year of Writing:            July 1774
Year of Publication:    1773/1775

Essai d'une théorie du Satellite de Vénus. Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie royale des sciences de Berlin, année 1773/1775, 222-250.(1)


Under the assumption that the allegedly observed moon of Venus  is not a trick of the light, Lambert calculates its orbit and deduces its theory. (As it would later turn out, the satellite of Venus is an optical effect)

Reviews: ADB 1776, 84-85(6) ; GGA 1776, 44-45(4)