Essays Tagged: "Telescope"

The Application of Science to Engineering. Speaks of the law of electromagnetic induction, the telephone, the development of cement, and the development of steel

by Samuel Morse, was a great improvement over the mechanical telegraph which required the use of a telescope and was much less effective. It encodes messages electrically, transmits them over facilit ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Planispheres: Guide To The Night Sky

special equipment toindulge into astronomy and actually enjoy it. I looked into maybe buying a smalltelescope, but I thought I would get creative. So began my research into what ancientastronomers use ... es to Griffith Park, near the Observatory, for my nightlystargazing. On one occasion I did borrow a telescope to try and catch a glimpse of Saturn,and for the astronomical event of the year, which is ...

(4 pages) 63 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Atmosphere and characteristics of Jupiter

le through the turbulence of the Jovian atmosphere.When we look at Jupiter, whether it be through a telescope, or from spacecraft images. shows not the surface of the planet, but the atmosphere. The a ...

(3 pages) 65 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

"To Play or Not to Play... God?" This is a satirical essay that argues against using genetics to create human beings (through cloning, etc).

?By: Carly PitneyIt is now the twenty-first century and humanity has come a long way from Galileo's telescope and Newton's Law of Gravity. We have made enormous leaps and bounds in scientific fields, ...

(3 pages) 126 2 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Galileo:Scientist, Scholar, Rebel. Portrays life for Galileo during the 17th century and the struggles he overcame to prove his theories about the Earth revolving around the Sun.

much more factual than Aristotle's and, more important, backed up by experiments and the use of the telescope, he was still sentenced to house arrest for life.Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, ... eard news of a new optical instrument.15 Using this device, Galileo successfully invented the first telescope in 1610.17 The invention was first used to aid ship merchants, but soon Galileo saw its po ...

(7 pages) 96 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The history of the trombone.

ish, however, they were known as sackbuts.The slide trumpet was unique because its mouthpiece could telescope into the adjacent lead pipe, thereby shortening the instrument and changing the pitch. The ...

(5 pages) 40 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

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.

other things, a dreamer. At times he lay still for hours, at others he sat upon the roof behind his telescope, or wandered down the pathway to the road and out across the mountains." Since the astrono ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discusses how various safety devices in cars can help to save your life if and when they are used properly, talks about seatbelts, airbags, head restraints, and ABS

center dividers), padded dashboards, and collapsible steering columns (shafts that collapse like a telescope in a collision) were produced. Not only have the insides of the cars gotten safer, but the ...

(2 pages) 83 1 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Rational v.s. irrational thought

ut. If Galileo didn't question what the things up there looked like, where would we be? Without the telescope we would have no idea of that those things looked like. Newton was an abstract thinker, an ...

(3 pages) 48 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Starry Messenger

ublished in 1610, Galileo wrote about his very important observations of the sky above. By use of a telescope he made himself, improving greatly on the models available in his day, he was able to see ... on the models available in his day, he was able to see things that could never before be seen. His telescope was far more powerful than anything that had been available up to that point, and when cou ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

How is it known that the Earth rotates? Describe how precise measurements of this rotation, particularly those involving eclipses, have demonstrated that the Earth is gradually slowing down.

er and Hesiod, through Aristotle, right into the 17th Century when Galileo and the invention of the telescope helped prove definitively that this was not the case.Philolaus (500BC) and Copernicus (AD1 ... tation of stars, this is now a lot easier, more useful and more accurate since the invention of the telescope; Systematic monitoring relative to the atomic time scale, where an "atomic second" is deri ...

(8 pages) 65 0 4.2 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

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

eye. Remember Astronomy is an outdoor nature hobby. Don't rush into buying a high powered expensive telescope either. To put a telescope to rewarding use, you must first know the sky with your own eye ... e very ones who began with the least equipment. Start with a pair of binoculars as your first ideal telescope. They are fairly inexpensive, widely available and easy to carry with you. If you have lea ...

(1 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Asteroids, Comets, Meteors And Meteorites

th of earth. DON'T HIT US! Comets are visible to the naked eye, but most must be detected by telescope. Comets are made up of dust and ice this is what leads scientists to call them "dir ...

(1 pages) 40 0 4.4 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

The Space Cadet in Me: College entrance essay to the aerospace engineering program.

rl Sagan on "Cosmos," read every book and article about space I could find, begged my parents for a telescope, and even wrote my first paper on the theoretical black hole. Learning about space was a p ...

(1 pages) 986 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Reaching for the Stars.

lore space. For some it isn't enough to read about it. For some it isn't enough to see it through a telescope or the camera of a Mars Rover. For some the dream of traveling among the cosmos is so enti ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Title: Failed space missions.

1600's a brilliant scientist named Galileo started the exploration of space. He developed the first telescope; it used lenses to see objects in space. This luminous invention had an error though; when ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Printing Press Essay

interesting and creative, people started to invent. There were many inventions of the Renaissance: telescope, compass, printing press, etc. But the most important technological advance of all was the ...

(2 pages) 52 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Galileo Galilei

is closely associated with the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope, a variety of astronomical observations, the first law of motion, the second law of motion ... in establishing the modern scientific method. (10) Here are some of his discoveries.The age of the telescope began modestly with a patent application in 1608 for a three-powered spyglass, filed with ...

(7 pages) 27 0 5.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


achievements, some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time were made including the telescope, the barometer, and the pendulum time experiment.The telescope is one of the most importan ... telescope is one of the most important inventions of the Renaissance. Hans Lippershey invented the telescope. He was known as the father of the telescope. He was the first person to use a cylinder wi ...

(5 pages) 1547 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


Astronomers are building a very large telescope (VLT). The VLT is actually made up of four large telescopes. It has lens that are 26 feet ... of four large telescopes. It has lens that are 26 feet wide.This is going to be the world's largest telescope. Interferometry is what is used to refract the light into the eyepiece so that the astrono ... forward to using their new VLT to do many things. Some of the astronomers believe that this telescope may even solve mysteries of the universe. There are astronomers that don't believe in God ...

(1 pages) 16 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy