Saturns Moons The planet of Saturn is an amazing planet as far as moons go. This planet is currently known to have fifty-two moons. Some of these moons are spherical in shape much like Earths moon and some look to be no more than a meteor that was captured by the huge planet. Now Im not going to be able to discuss every moon that belongs to Saturn but I will talk about the six biggest which are: Titan, Rhea, Iapetus, Dione, Tethys, and Enceladus. All of Saturns moons were named after Greek Mythological figures.
The study of astronomy is one of the oldest studies of science. People from ancient times have left evidence of their study of the skies. The Great Pyramids of Giza were built in the same pattern as the constellation Orion’s Belt. The Mayans had made their calendar by studying the stars. Basically their whole life depended on the stars.
Cladius used the term epicycle to help describe retrograde motion. His model was called epicycle on deferent. In his explanation, the earth is stationary and the planets, moon, and sun rotate and orbit around it. So the line of sight makes it seems as though the planet has stopped and reversed. An astronomer names Nicolaus Copernicus the proved Cladius’ theory incorrect.
3 laws of planetary motion- a Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion. Galileo- He proposed a model of the solar system in which the planets orbit in perfect circles around the sun; his work ultimately led to rejection of the established geocentric cosmology. Laws of motion- was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution. Telescope- He proposed a model of the solar system in which the planets orbit in perfect circles around the sun; his work ultimately led to rejection of the established geocentric cosmology. Francis Bacon- was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution.
Grossmont College Astronomy 112 Professor Clayton Pulsar Lab Write-up Vocabulary Crab Nebula: The expanding remnant of the supernova observed in 1054 ad, lying in the constellation Taurus at an approximate distance of 6500 light years. Declination: The coordinate on the celestial sphere exactly analogous to latitude on Earth; measured north and south of the celestial equator. Dispersion: The separation of a beam of light into the individual wavelengths of which it is composed by means of refraction or diffraction. Electromagnetic Spectrum: The entire array of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic Radiation: Radiation consisting of oscillating electric and magnetic fields, namely gamma rays, X-rays, visible light, ultraviolet and infrared radiation and radio waves.
Corey Langer Dr.Linn September 26, 2011 Word Count: 1205 Between the years of 1500 and 1650, their was a clear uprising of scientific observations to better explain the physical truths of the universe. This was the first time that the great minds were using science rather than Biblical belief, to explain the physical traits of the universe. While many Ptolemaists believed that the Earth was the center of the universe and the sun, moon, and planets revolved around it, a new form of belief came about, by astronomist, Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionizing the science of astronomy. Although many believers of the Bible were not easily accepting these ideas, the scientific observations of Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei formed what
Telescopes were the first valid measurement of the speed of light (NASA, 2009). * NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, help provide evidence of other galaxies, all having billions of stars. Newer telescopes permit us to learn about objects in the universe by identifying the heat, radio waves or X-rays they emit. Telescopes help us discover planets around other stars. The hopes with some of the future telescopes are to answer the question that many ask, "Are we alone in the universe" (NASA, 2009).
They could caculate when eclipses were to happen. In the Vedas, the vernal equinox of Orion is decsribed. One early astronomer, Aryabhata, proposed a mathetmatical system that said Earth spun on an axis and orbited the sun (heliocentric). During the middle ages astronomers were convinced the universe was geocentric (everything revolved around the sun). So, Aryabhata's
However, the invention of the telescope was required before astronomy was able to develop into a modern science. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy and the making of calendars, but professional astronomy is nowadays often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics. During the 20th century, the field of professional astronomy split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects, which is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena.
(The LOP is actually a short segment of a very large circle on the earth which surrounds the GP of the observed celestial body. An observer located anywhere on the circumference of this circle on the earth, measuring the angle of the same celestial body above the horizon at that instant of time, would observe that body to be at the same angle above the horizon.) Sights on two celestial bodies give two such lines on the chart, intersecting at