Astronomy

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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

  • Astronomy

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    One thing us as humans have never been able to fully understand is astronomy. Always having an unexplained mystery, astronomy also has served as a way to keep time and predict the future. The word “astronomy” is defined as the study of heavenly bodies, meaning anything in the sky such as stars, galaxies, comets, planets, nebulae, and so on. Many people, if not everyone, is amazed by the night sky on a clear, moonless night. Astronomy dates back to ancient times when peoples such as the Babylonians

  • Astronomy

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    On a clear night, only a few hundred stars can be seen without the use of any astronomical instruments. The Milky Way Galaxy consists of at least 200 billion stars. Stars are huge balls of hot gases. The sun is a star, but it is not the largest star; it is only the nearest star. A star has three recognizable stages: its birth; the years in which it exists; and its death. Its formation and its life expectancy have captured the curiosity of astronomers for centuries. Astronomers from the past have

  • 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

  • Astronomy Essay

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    stars. Not only stars in the sky, but moons, planets, and even galaxies! Astronomy is defined as the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. In other words it is the study of space, planets, and stars. Throughout the ages, many people have used astronomy to help them learn about the universe, our own planet, and even make predictions about life itself. Understanding astronomy means understanding where it originated, the different groups/cultures

  • The Importance Of Astronomy

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    Introduction: Astronomy is derived from infancy of human culture--- ancient age. People pay more attention to observe sun, moon and star by positioning their location and making calendar in order to indicate direction, ensure time and season. In some point of view, astronomy is one of the most old subjects in Neurology. Sun, as one of the most vital origins that providing light and ultraviolet rays, is actually an very huge galaxy, its cycle was found by a amateur astronomer, Henry Schwab. In 2010

  • 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

  • Astronomy Essay

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    The Final Frontier Astronomy is a word derived from Greek; it comes from the merging of two words, the first being ‘star’ and the second being ‘law.’ Like the name suggests, astronomy is the study of stars, in addition to countless other aspects of space and the universe in general. Being such a broad subject, there are of course many different branches of astronomy. These include general astrophysics, theoretical astrophysics, astrobiology, physical cosmology, galactic astronomy… you get the idea

  • 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

  • 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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