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    Mathematical Impacts

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    of mathematics is an intrinsic part of the many physical sciences which humanity strives to learn; it began as a way to explain the celestial guides, which became the science of astronomy and astrophysics. This essay will explain the use of math in astronomy, chemistry, physics, and their relation. The study of astronomy is the oldest of the physical sciences it began as an inspiration. For the purpose of this essay, the study will begin with the ancient’s knowledge of this science. They had many

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    Maria Mitchell

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    amazing achievements throughout her life. Maria Mitchell was born on August 1, 1818 on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket to William and Lydia Mitchell. When Maria Mitchell was growing up in the Quaker community, few girls were allowed to study astronomy and higher mathematics. Even though the Mitchell's weren't rich Maria's father, a devoted amateur( most astronomers of that time were amateurs) astronomer, introduced her to mathematics and the night sky. He also encouraged her toward teaching and

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    Tycho Brahe

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    he was kidnapped by his uncle and raised in his castle in Tostrup, Scania. His education was backed by his uncle, and he went to the University of Copenhagen to study law from 1559-1562. It was during this time that Brahe developed a love for astronomy. He saw a solar eclipse of the Sun which was predicted for August 21st 1560, and he found it fascinating how a prediction of that nature could be made. He also developed small globes with the help of some of his instructors at Copenhagen. In 1562

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    What is Change?

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    big thing back then), although, it seems more like an outburst of sudden ideas created by man and man themselves. Incidentally, these changes have appeared between the lines of creation, thought and education – specifically in art, literature and astronomy. Painting is one of the most obvious, most clear evidence of the break with Medieval Culture. Painting is a visual concept of art used to show expression or mood towards a subject or matter at hand. For illustration, a painting of a woman sitting

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    Galileo Galilei Renaissance Astronomer?

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    the reason why Galileo Galilei was a typical renaissance astronomer rather than just an ancient astronomer. In order to understand the differences between the renaissance and ancient astronomy, many factors need to be taken into account, the cultural and intellectual freedoms of the time. In ancient time, astronomy was very unpredictable and often inaccurate. This was due to the fact that many astronomers set out to use their observations and calculations to prove or enforce Aristotelian ideas. Ptolemy

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    Antikythera mechanism

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    The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient mechanical device designed to compute various astronomical calculations and is often referred to as the first analog computer. Originating from the second half of the 2nd century BC, a mechanical device of its complexity is not see again for over 1000 years, until 14th century clockwork. The mechanism was discovered when it was recovered from the Antikythera Shipwreck between Crete and the Greek mainland. The device was housed in a wooden box with bronze front

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    At the age of ten his father died and his uncle took him in along with his brothers and sisters. His uncle wanted to make sure he had the best education possible. He went to three different Universities to learn math, science, law, medicine, and astronomy. A spot opened up in the church and his uncles connections got Copernicus the spot. He studied the Bible and became a priest like his uncle. With all of the income he was receiving it allowed him to not work and study the universe. He went on studying

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    Adaptive optics

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    of technology that has developed valuable uses outside of astronomy that can lead to more uses in the future. Adaptive optics are economically beneficial in many ways. [3] First, the price of teles... ... middle of paper ... ...pest-ever telescopic images; 2013 August 28 [cited 2014 May 20]; [about 3 screens]. Available from: http://www.gizmag.com/magao-adaptive-optics-highest-resolution-astronomical-images/28801/ [4] Caltech Astronomy [Internet].California: Adaptive Optics on the 200-Inch Hale

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    Hubble is a telescope used by NASA as one of the orbiting "great observatories”. Hubble was launched in 1990, changing the history of astronomy since Galileo's telescope with an expected lifespan of 15 years, although will really be about 22 now. Early on, Hubble was used to discover galaxies beyond the Milky Way. The purpose of the Hubble Telescope is to gather light from cosmic objects so scientists can have a better understanding of the universe around us. Hubble is one of the best telescopes

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    Annie Jump Cannon

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    field of astronomy. This is an essay about her accomplishments as a Quiet Hero of Science. Annie Jump Cannon was born in Dover Delaware on December 11, 1863. As a young child and throughout her life she was not able to hear as well as other people. Despite this, she led a relatively normal life. She discovered her interest in astronomy at a very young age when her mother taught her the constellations. She pursued these interests at Wellesley College where she studied physics, astronomy, and even

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