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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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