Essays Tagged: "Astronomer"

Galileo Galilei

ered Pisa University as a medical student in 1581 and became aprofessor of mathematics at Padua. An astronomer and mathematician, Galileo was, unfortunately for himself, a man aheadof his time. Galile ... eo found very improbable.)Galileo was also very much interested in astronomy. Tycho Brahe, a Danish astronomer, found a supernova in theconstellation Cassiopeia in 1572 which promptly disappeared two ...

(8 pages) 298 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

THe life and accomplishments of Benjerman bannaker

Benjamin Banneker was a self-educated mathematician and astronomer. Banneker was America?s first black man of science. The name Banneker origedanated from B ...

(1 pages) 109 0 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Carl Gauss

l Gauss~Biography~Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. He was a German mathematician, physician, and astronomer. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on April 30th, 1777. His family was poor and unedu ...

(3 pages) 54 0 2.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

"The Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll

nately called, is a long-haired ex-hippie that works at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. He originally was an astronomer, but since his grant wore out, he became a mainframe master. He was glad that instead of ... s hacker, and was engaged to Martha. They decided to get married after all. He returned to being an astronomer, and not a computer wizard. Though many people though of him as a wizard, he himself thou ...

(8 pages) 66 0 1.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Analysis of "The Astronomer's Wife" - by Kay Boyle

In the 'Astronomer's Wife' by Kay Boyle, something as simple as a conversation witha plumber about a stopped ... Mrs. Ames also discovers that she, like the plumber, occupies as valuable aplace in society as the astronomer, for she does the 'dirty' work to free people like her husbandto have time to think and t ... men with two different ways of life, and perhaps herway of life suited the plumber's more than the astronomer's, in that she too could identify onlywith daily concerns. The division between people in ...

(3 pages) 79 0 5.0 May/1984

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Largest Planet" This is a research essay about Jupiter. It includes unmanned missions to Jupiter and the general characteristics of the planet. It has 6 references.

discovered by Galileo. This is of interest because a future mission to Jupiter is named after this astronomer. Most of the remaining moons were discovered in the 20th century with advancement of tech ...

(5 pages) 160 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Robert hooke

trust and appreciation turned out to be extremely important to Hooke's future. Among these were the astronomer Seth Ward, the mathematician Lawrence Rooke, the inventor William Petty, the natural phil ... ions on the First Part of Machina Coelestis ... of Johannes Hevelius Hooke criticized the prominent astronomer for not adding telescopic sights to his Tycho-style instruments, although he was willing ...

(17 pages) 83 1 2.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


Galileo was an Italian physicist and astronomer who initiated the scientificrevolution that flowered in the work of the English physicist ... heologians to link Galileo's science with heresy. Pope John Paul II opened aninvestigation into the astronomer's condemnation, calling for its reversal, in 1979. InOctober 1992 a papal commission ackn ...

(4 pages) 174 0 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Biography on Galileo Galilei

h phase. Galileo was an Italian physicist, philosopher, mathematician, inventor, discoverer, and an astronomer.Galileo was the oldest son of Vincenzo Galilei (his dad). Vincenzo Galilei was a merchant ... nism theory said that Earth was the center of the universe, and the planets around the earth . Most astronomers favored the Copernicanism system, but Galileo showed a marked tendency to use all his di ...

(2 pages) 121 1 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Astronomer's Wife

In the short story titled Astronomer's Wife, author Kay Boyle tells a superb story of Mrs. Ames a woman who has forgotten her ... he world.Boyle uses symbolism to show Mrs. Ames' lost identity as the narrator addresses her as the astronomer's wife. She doesn't truly becomes Mrs. Ames until the plumber arrives. Her sense of self ... plumber comes and saves helpless Mrs. Ames from all her pain and suffering by the controlling King (astronomer) taking her away and they live happily ever after. The only problem is that this can also ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pluto and its features. How it was discovered, its measurements compared to Earth, its surface, and its atmosphere

planet and it's hard to study it clearly enough to be satisfied. Pluto was discovered in 1930 by an astronomer by the name of Clyde Tombaugh. Then James Christy and Robert Harrington discovered Pluto ...

(3 pages) 76 1 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Greece and all about thier life styles.

s at the Museum, an institute in Alexandria, EgyptWith the help of math and observation skills, the astronomer Aristarchus argued that the Earth rotated on its axis and orbited around the sun. This th ... is and orbited around the sun. This theory was not accepted until almost 2,000 years later. Another astronomer, Eratosthenes, showed that the Earth was round and calculated the circumference.Archimede ...

(2 pages) 60 1 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Nostradamus, who he was

ots of readers.Who is Nostradamus?Nostradamus' real name is Michel de Nostradame, an astrologer and astronomer who lived in 16th century. The details of his life aren't clear. Even a website says that ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


The constellations that astronomers use to identify parts of the sky are not the same as the Zodiac signs used by astrologer ... a month out from the astronomical constellations. When an astrologer says the Sun is in Cancer, an astronomer will look for it in Gemini.If Mars is in Virgo, astronomically it means that, if you look ... cession.An astrologer would make predictions based on the position of Mars in an imaginary sign. An astronomer would be able to point out Mars; it would be found amongst the stars of Leo.Even to say M ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The History of physics.

. Thales is often said to have been the first scientist, and the first Greek philosopher. He was an astronomer, merchant and mathematician, and after visiting Egypt he is said to have originated the s ... basic scientific principles and developed a number of measuring techniques. Ptolemy was an Egyptian astronomer. He developed a model for predicting the positions of the sun, moon, stars, and planets. ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Critical Analysis of the short story the "Astronomer's Wife" by Kaye Boyle. Included is an indepth look at the story's meaning, specifically focusing on Mrs. Katherine Ames.

In the opening paragraph of Kay Boyle's Astronomer's Wife, Boyle depicts a woman who is oppressed of an equal, intelligent conversation with ... rsation with her spouse. Mrs. Ames sees to all matters of running a successful household, while the astronomer sleeps late and is a loner. His profession makes it clear that he spends a lot of time in ... nd his telescope, or wandered down the pathway to the road and out across the mountains." Since the astronomer is often in his own world, Mrs. Ames is expected to cater to his needs. "That man might b ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Archimedes - 287 B.C.E. to ­ 211 B.C.E. His Life and Achievements.

in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, the astronomer not the stone cutter of the same name. Archimedes proved to be a master at mathematics an ...

(3 pages) 55 1 2.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Civil War

*Aristarchus*Aristarchus of Samos (310-230 B.C.), was a astronomer often referred to as the Copernicus of antiquity, laid the foundation for much scientific ... a breakthrough in finding distances to objects in the universe, and his methods were used by later astronomers and mathematicians through the time of Hipparchus and Ptolemy.*Aristarchus introduced si ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Archemedes by lizz petri

n in 287 BC in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily.Archimedes' father was Phidias. He was an astronomer; this is all we know about his father and we learn this from Archimedes' work, The Sandre ...

(2 pages) 34 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Art of Astronomy 1) Why do people find it hard to get into astronomy 2) How do you become an astronomer

obby and you must become self-taught. Your local library is your most important tool in becoming an astronomer. Learn the sky with the naked-eye. Remember Astronomy is an outdoor nature hobby. Don't r ... ope to rewarding use, you must first know the sky with your own eyes. The most successful, lifelong astronomers are often the very ones who began with the least equipment. Start with a pair of binocul ...

(1 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays