Famous Astronomers

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Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) of the solar system was a Danish astronomer accurate astronomical measurements were made over 700 famous stars. Before an astronomer at the University of Copenhagen and Leipzig, where he studied philosophy and law. But in his spare time he studied the stars. One of the most important discoveries in 1572, when it was near the supernova found in the constellation Cassiopeia. Soon after, Denmark and Norway, Frederick II, King is a valve Fund (now Venture) offered to build an observatory of Tycho Brahe on the island. Brahe has accepted it, and is now Uranienborg Castle Observatory in 1576 (Fort Heaven “) is produced.

Nicholas Copernicus

Nicholas Copernicus (1473 -1543) was a Polish astronomer, Copernicus was’ known theory. His theory of the universe, said the center is near the Sun, Earth, the annual Day on tour around the sun rotates on its axis. Well known method or system sun centered heliocentric. Copernicus in 1491, he joined the University of Krakow. The four-year degree without studied liberal arts and then went to Italy to study law and medicine. Act 1497 to live, the University of Bologna, the mathematician, Domenici Maria Novara with beans during January studied law. Novara and Copernicus’ interest in geography, astronomy and 9 March 1497 (lunar eclipse) the final climax of the cortex was seen in the star Aldebaran. From Copernicus gave a lecture on astronomy in Rome. Writing after the start of a career in medicine, books on astronomy began. Between 1507-1515, he is most famous was a CD Hypthesibus mouton Celestial Constitutes Commentariolus (commonly known Commentariolus) wrote.

Galileo Galilei

Galileo (1564-1642) Italian physicist Galileo, the astronomer of Physics and Astronomy, has been the most important contribution is lost. Liberation war against the authorities for investigation, but was best known. In the early days of his life, Galileo studied with the monks of Vallombrosa, then studying at the University of Pisa in 1581 to medicine. He was soon in philosophy and mathematics, and in 1585 left the university without a degree. Rustic hello in 1589 became professor of mathematics. His theory pseudonym, which contradicts the principles of Aristotle, did not renew his contract in 1592 and taught. That same year he was appointed professor of mathematics at the University of Padua, which he did until 1610. Padua had, however, to solve mathematical problems, invented the compass. 1609 heard the telescope was invented in Holland, and inspired the telescope, which was a glass box to create a modern and powerful. In December of that year, 20 times stronger than the telescope the other hand, the search for craters on the moon, was the star in the Milky Way, and the four moons of Jupiter, the most powerful. He also found time to thank the following steps. After his great invention, it is broken mainly written books. Sunspots 1613, the theory of Ptolemy and Copernicus, dialogue, discussing a book about Rome was in 1624 published a book on the recruitment of torture by the Inquisition.

Edmond Halley

Edmund Halley (1656-1742), a British astronomer who first calculated the orbit of a comet. The University of Oxford, where he studied the theory of Sir Isaac Newton. Because I was so fascinated with these principles, the principle of their money with those in 1687, where he was inspired to write published. Astronomer Royal in 1721, on the ascending and descending nodes of the moon through a revolution that began a 18-year study. Throughout his life he was also a significant Cometicae Astronomies Summary (summary of the comet astronomy), wrote a treatise called. It was released in 1682 and released in 1705.They have precisely the comet (the mother of the comet Halley) predicted, and again in 1758, was agreed in principle.

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) German astronomy and natural philosopher three laws of planetary motion and the probe, which is now known as Kepler’s law, was the mother of his ability is known. Theology and classical philology at the University of Tubingen and lush vegetation. While the Copernican theory that the study was accepted. When Kepler in Graz, Austria left Tubingen, a complex geometric design on the planet in a circular error as a series of classes should be introduced. Meanwhile, we have also proposed that the sun is a platform for the feeding and decreased again gives the distance of the planets in their orbits. With the information in his 1596 mystery Comosgraphicum (cosmography secret) has written a book with the title. 1594 and 1600 president of astronomy and mathematics at the University of Graz, Kepler Tycho Brahe in Prague Observatory near the mother until she was an assistant. When the Tycho Kepler is going on, took his place, and writes essays about his life and books, and spent most of the rest. When the Prague (New Astronomy), Astronomic Nova, which culminated in an attempt to calculate the orbit of the planet writing, that is, later Kepler moved to Linz, where U.S. Upper Austria (Upper Austria) was a mathematician. Was while living there, wrote Harmonica Mundi (Global Harmony), a book called. The symbol (a symbol of the Copernican astronomy) and Astronomies Copernican Tabulate Rudolfinae written (Table Rudolph). All books are important because they represent most of his theories and discoveries are recorded in a book.


Maria Mitchell

Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) was a famous first women astronomer. In Massachusetts, Nantucket and private schools in your life. His passion for astronomy began when he started keeping a small observatory. October 1847 which brought him international success recognizition when he discovered a telescopic comet? In the years since the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College in 1865, the later and remained there until his retirement in 1888.

Clyde Thombaugh

Thombaugh Clyde (1906-1997) Hall of Fame is also an astronomer. Researcher for many years after the planet Pluto was research. When I was 22 years in the House of the Sun and Jupiter was 9 made drawing was used as a reflector. The criticism of Lowell Observatory images to be sent, immediately offered him a job as an astronomical photographer. Later, in another place, and the infamous Planet X, which was later found to be of Pluto in its purpose as a researcher in his research? Finally, 12 Pluto was discovered in March 1930. Later, Clyde, to find things. He was a comet that was five open clusters, globular clusters, the Andromeda and Peruses super clusters galaxies a search path. Clyde was the war left the White Sands Proving Ground in 1945 and distributed by Lowell in 1946 and resumed work. He worked in the fledgling space program. Astronomy Program, after he moved in 1973, according to the New Mexico State University began.

Claudius Ptolemy’s

Claudius Ptolemy’s (100 -170 AD), perhaps the most famous astronomer and mathematician, even though most of his theories was shown to be false or misleading. However, the basis for future astronomers and mathematicians. His theory is a scientific field dominated the 16th Century. Claudio was born where there is a problem. The name “Roman citizenship” Claudio “means but the means of Ptolemy inhabitants of Egypt, for their lives have meaning, in Egypt, mainly dedicated to Alexandria. Mother’s most famous work of Ptolemy’s Almagest, geometrical theory of movement mathematics and the planet , the position of the sun, moon and stars are not convinced that this step was taken. The first time, she believes the earth is the center of the universe, but in practice, they believe, before the bookTetrabiblos astrology and astronomy the application. Charter is also world geography, optics known, light qualities of the research, and wrote two famous books.


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