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    Astronomy

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    Astronomy Astronomy is not just about the stars. Astronomy is about the constellations, the nine planets, the sun and the moons. The solar system is very complex and has many extraordinary objects. There are four different types of stars: Protostars, Bright Stars, Red Giants, and White Dwarfs. Protostars are stars that are on the verge of being born. They are glowing clouds of dust and gas. Gravity pulls on every atom moving them towards the center of the cloud of dust, which causes the Protostar

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    Valentina Vladimora Nikolayeva Tereshkova was the first woman to be in space. She joined a Soviet training program in 1961 and in 1963 she successfully orbited the earth 48 times in the Votsok 6. "Born Galileo Galilei, his main contributions were, in astronomy, the use of the telescope in observation and the discovery of sunspots, lunar mountains and valleys, the four largest satellites of Jupiter, and the phases of Venus." In December 1609, Galileo built a telescope of 20 times magnification, and with

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    Literature and Astronomy "Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Who is to say of the two, which has the grander view?" - Victor Hugo Hugo's words ring true for me because my principal academic interests fall into two main categories: literature and astronomy. In literature, I have learned that there is a great amount of meaning to be found through careful analysis; one must often look at literature "under a microscope" to discover its deepest value. Yet in studying astronomy, I have begun

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    Importance Of Astronomy

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    have always been looking for opportunities to explore various aspect of astronomy. I enjoyed taking several introductory astronomy and planetary classes during my first year. These classes have given me a broad general background in astronomy and related planetary science. I started doing astronomy research in my sophomore year by joining Prof.Frebel’s group at the MIT Kavli Institute and at the same time as taking an astronomy observation class. That is when I discovered that I really like observational-related

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    Astronomy Rules

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    Astronomy Rules Mars would make a lousy host for the Winter Olympics. Yes, there's the lack of air to consider. But more important, Martian snow turns out to be rock hard. Worse, it is melting away at an alarming rate. In fact, Mars may be in the midst of a period of profound climate change, according to a new study that shows dramatic year-to-year losses of snow at the south pole. It is not yet clear, though, if the evidence of a single year's change represents a trend. But the study provides

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    elephants, which in turn the elephants stood on the shell of a gigantic tortoise, the tortoise however was supported upon a serpent floating in a limitless sea. All these beliefs had mistakes in the beginning, but as more people tried to explore astronomy, their observations and records became of more value. Most likely, the first astronomers were Chinese as they adopted a year of 365 days, which enabled them to work out a calendar, and from this they were able to predict eclipses. The Chinese did

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    Astronomy in Science Fiction

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    Mar’s surface. Welles also added fictional content, such as the aliens being described as machine-like beings. This piece of science fiction fits the description because it has a bit of realism, with a twist of fantasy. There is a long history of astronomy in science fiction. Some of the earliest can be seen with the Greeks, with their tales of gods representing the parts of the universe they could see. Other cultures began writings of men going beyond the limits of the atmosphere as early a...

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    What Astronomy Really Is

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    What Astronomy Really Is What is astronomy? Astronomy consist of a lot of things that make up our solar system such as: the nine planets, asteroids, meteorites, the moon and the sun. Astronomy is also a fascinating hobby that can be followed by anyone. You do not need to be, as some people seem to imagine, ‘mathematically-minded’ , in order to start, or even to become a very experienced observer. Yet astronomy is one of the few hobbies where not only can you gain great enjoyment, but if

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    Astronomy: A Fad Science?

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    Astronomy: A Fad Science? NOTE: This paper was written for an English class and a non astronomy audience. Thus, several arguments were left out to make the material easier to understand for the target audience. These arguments would include (but are not limited to) dark energy, dark matter, and the inflationary model of the universe. If I later have time I may revise this paper to cover such topics and be more comprehensive. Science is a field that prides itself on being objective. To help

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    C. Around 750 B.C., Babylonian’s discovered the 18.6 year cycle in the rising and setting of the moon and compiled almanacs to predict eclipses. Around 600 B.C., the Greeks began to develop an interest in astronomy. The Greeks happened to be the main source of authority when it came to astronomy. The ideas and findings made by Greek philosophers spread and became widely accepted. The Greeks were first to discover that the Earth was spherical, and a particular Greek astronomer named Eratosthenes even

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    Native American Astronomy For many years astronomers and people alike have constantly heard about the observations and records of the Chinese and Europeans. No other culture can provide as much information as that gathered by the Chinese and Europeans, but there are many other cultures that observed and recorded the night sky, one of those being the Native Americans. During the last fifteen to twenty years archaeoastronomers have uncovered much concerning the beliefs and records of Native Americans

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    things that need to be known to fully understand what is happening in the world around you. These things are what you need to know, if you’re a scientists, to a grocery shop bagger. Ptolemy was a Greek man who became the man to set the future for astronomy. He was the third of the Alexandrian men, this group of scientists and mathematicians taught Alexander and his generals themselves. Living around 150 A.D., and being one of the Alexandrian men, he had access to knowledge no one at the time had. From

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    observing skies for centuries and recorded all their observation in astronomical diaries. With the access to the variety data in astronomer diaries Babylonian had a great opportunity to make people aware of very accurate developments and discoveries in astronomy. They predicted the lunar eclipses and solar eclipses by Saros-cycle in the period of 223 synodic months (18 years and 11.3 days) after lunar and solar eclipses repeat themselves. The remarkable information that had been gathered through years

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    famous or anything like that, I was just interested in the concepts involved.” Clyde Tombaugh was a simple man that had a great passion for exploring the universe and prided himself in displaying his findings that had a great purpose to the study of astronomy. His strong curiosity and determination to discover new findings pushed him to create different telescopes that would impact how astronomers researched and looked for certain things in space. Tombaugh was able to discover many different things throughout

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    Introduction I feel that the History of Astronomy is important because it has allowed the astronomers of present be able to not only learn from their past but also have a greater appreciation for the science of present. The reasons being, that students and astronomers now have the ability to learn from past discoveries and ideas, which allow the knowledge of today to have more relevance and meaning. Because of this history we have a much more appreciation for the work of brilliant minds of our scientific

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    Ancient Astronomy

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    Ancient Astronomy Astronomy has been a source for myriad ideas influencing every subject. The stars have existed since the dawn of man. People have looked to the universe to determine physical location, gain spiritual direction and to track time. Many early scientists used astronomy to make careers for themselves and print their names in all the history books of time. Since the beginning of time, the stars and all of the heavens have been used not only as a tool to aid in basic living but also

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    Astronomy Essay

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    Astronomy is a natural science focusing on the study of celestial objects such as moons, stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies. Astronomy is considered to be one of the oldest natural sciences; early civilizations throughout history such as the Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks performed methodical observations of the sky. The Babylonians had different astronomical records regarding the position of the moon, sun and stars, on the other hand the Egyptians used astronomy to know the time and afterwards

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    “Why is the night sky dark?”(Hienrich) For thousands of years this question, also known as Olber’s paradox, has been asked. Astronomers are constantly growing closer to the answer but still no one has yet found a finite answer. As scientists relentlessly collect data hoping to find some clue as to the answer to this riddle we seem to realize that the answer may be because of something that is too mind blowing for us to comprehend. Several explanations have been considered over the years. But as of

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    Ptolemy’s Astronomy

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    about their work, their goals, or their methods (Hodgkin, 40). Regardless of the motivation for pursuing mathematical astronomy, we see some impressive mathematical books written by Hippocrates, Plato, Eudoxus, Euclid, Archimedes, Apollonius, Hipparchus, Heron and Ptolemy. I will argue that Ptolemy was the most integral part of the history of Greek astronomy. Mathematics and astronomy are very closely related. It is the mathematical procedures which help define time and space. However, Greek culture

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    Griffith Observatory On Saturday April 9th, Alex and I took a trip to LA and visited the Griffith Observatory. Alex who is also in astronomy thought it would be a good idea to do the horizon project together and go to the Griffith Observatory and see one of the shows at the Samuel Oschin Planetarium called Centered of the Universe. The weather that day wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. It was gloomy and it would drizzle once in a while. I enjoyed the drive up to LA, even with a little rain. It

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