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    After recognizing that Rick Riordan’s novels from the Percy Jackson series would not suffice as research, I began my development of knowledge on Perseus and Pegasus with research. Beginning with the magazines Sky & Telescope and Astronomy and the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, I viewed countless photographs of the constellations before turning to other websites to learn about the mythology and other basic information. The constellation Perseus is located with a right ascension of 3 hours and

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    The Historic Hubble

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    knowledge about space. The Hubble had executed its tasks perfectly even though it had some troubles along its way. The James Webb Space Telescope will hopefully live up to the expectations the Hubble has set with the astounding contributions to astronomy and science that the Hubble had made.

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    A Comparison of Great Scientists in History

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    Socrates was an Ancient Greek philosopher who lived from 469-399 B.C. Much of what he knew he learned from another famous Ancient Greek philosopher, Plato. Concerning logic and human behavior in general, “Socrates’ life was inspired by discussion and debate with both the young of Athens and the leading philosophers of his day” (Daintith, Vol. 9 93). He introduced methodical and ordered thinking. Socrates is quoted as having said, “It seemed to me a superlative thing to know the explanation of

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    Kinesthesis in Science

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    Kinesthesis in Science Especially to the uninitiated, learning science can be daunting. A primary contribution to this problem is the fact that too often science lectures are overly formal, and they employ a notation--namely the language of math-which ostensibly is transparent to only an elite few. The belief behind my remedy to this difficulty is that any physical problem, as well as all of the associated formalism, can be rendered not only intelligible but even pleasurable if the student first

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    Hostilities Between Men of Faith and Science

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    Paid Less Than Men?" The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 30 Jan. 2014. Dosoudil, Jan, and Nigel Haward. "Science and Technology Historical Timeline." Bridge. Czech Republic, 2010. Web. 1 Feb. 2014. Gascoigne, Bamber. "HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY." HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY. HistoryWorld, 2001. Web. 31 Jan. 2014. Miller, Patrick, Christopher Keating, and Anahita Sidhwa. "Solar System Exploration: Science & Technology: Science Features: The Center of the Galaxy." Solar System Exploration: Science & Technology:

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    “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known” (Carl Sagan). Doctor Faustus is a novel in which a well-liked German scholar becomes upset with the traditional ways of knowledge. These include that in knowledge of logic, law, religion and medicine. He seeks a deeper understanding of the way the universe works and why we all are here. With his dissatisfying appetite for knowledge he goes on to practice the black magic arts. This forbidden knowledge is not looked upon highly by other fellow

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    Observatories in the Islamic Golden Age

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    the center of the universe. Astronomy is needed for many things, but to learn more about space you needed observatories. Observatories in the Islamic Golden Age were not how they are today - they were research institutions. The first observatory in the world was built in 825 in Baghdad (Iraq). Many followed years later in cities like Istanbul (Turkey), Rayy (Iran), Samarkand (Uzbekistan)and Tabriz (Iran). But in these observatories they didn’t only research about astronomy. They worked on subjects

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    Is the Hubble Telescope Worth the Cost?

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    articles have been published based on Hubble data, with some of its discoveries being so significant that NASA would have needed multiple satellite missions to accomplish the same results. Its importance to me is based on my lifelong interest in astronomy, and the galaxy we live in. It's importance to others, such as NASA and Astronomers around the world, is due to the fact that Hubble is currently the leading source for new information and ground-breaking discoveries when it comes to deep space,

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    Born in Germany as Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel, it wasn’t until his was 30 when he discovered what his true passion was. One night while he was looking at the night sky with his sister Caroline, he discovered Uranus and several of moons around other gas giants. While he was alive, he compiled a catalogue of 2,500 celestial objects that are still being used in today’s society. While in his early life he mainly studied music with his sister. His sister, Caroline was the first women to discover a comet

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    How the Telescope Opened the Universe

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    Telescopes were one of the most important inventions in the science of astronomy. They opened up the sky, allowing people to see things previously invisible. With telescopes, scientists could look beyond the visible sky and learn about what exists past the night sky. From the earliest telescopes of Galileo’s age to the incredible telescopes used today, they have allowed people to see just how large the universe is and what makes up that universe. How the Telescope Opened the Universe When Galileo

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