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  • Galileo Galilei - 1,207 words
    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei From an early age Galileo Galilei manifested his aptitude for mathematical and mechanical pursuits, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies that promised no substantial return, destined him for the medical profession. But all was in vain, and at an early age the youth had to be left to follow the bent of his native genius, which speedily placed him among the most renowned natural philosophers. Galileo's great achievements are magnified by the fact that, happily combining experiment with calculation, he opposed the prevailing system. This system did not encourage going directly to nature for investigation of her laws and processes, instead it wa ...
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  • Galileo Galilei - 1,231 words
    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Galileo Galilei was born near Pisa, Italy, on February 15, 1564 (Drake). Galileo was the first child of Vincezio Galiei, a merchant and a musician (Jaki 289). In 1574, Galileos family moved from Pisa to Florence, where Galileo started his formal education (Jaki 289). Seven years latter, in 1581, Galileo entered the University of Pisa as a medical student (Drake). In 1583, home on vacation from medical school, Galileo began to study mathematics and physical sciences (Jaki 289). A Family friend and professor at the Academy of Design, Ostilio Ricci, worked on translating some of Archimedes, which Galileo read and became interested in. This is where Ga ...
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  • Galileo Galilei - 990 words
    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy. Galileo was the first of seven children of Vincenzio Galilei, a trader and Giula Ammannati, an upper-class woman who married below her class. When Galileo was a young boy, his father moved the family moved to Florence. Galileo moved into a nearby monastery with the intentions of becoming a monk, but he left the monastery when he was 15 because his father disapproved of his son becoming a monk. In November of 1581, Vincenzio Galilei had Galileo enrolled in the University of Pisa School of Medicine because he wanted his son to become a doctor to carry on the family fortune. Vincenzio thought that Galileo should be a ...
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  • Galileo Galilei - 307 words
    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564 in Pisa, Italy. Galileo pioneered "experimental scientific method," and was the first to use a refracting telescope to make important astronomical discoveries. In 1604 Galileo learned of the invention of the telescope in Holland. From the barest description he constructed a vastly superior model. With it he made a series of profound discoveries, including the moons of planet Jupiter and the phases of the planet Venus (similar to those of Earth's moon). As a professor of astronomy at University of Pisa, Galileo was required to teach the accepted theory of his time that the sun and all the planets revolved around the Earth. Later at ...
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  • Galileo Galilei - 717 words
    Galileo Galilei Galileo Galilei's father, Vincenzo Galilei (c.1520 - 1591), who described himself as a nobleman of Florence, was a professional musician. He carried out experiments on strings to support his musical theories. Galileo studied medicine at the university of Pisa, but his real interests were always in mathematics and natural philosophy. He is chiefly remembered for his work on free fall, his use of the telescope and his employment of experimentation. After a spell teaching mathematics, first privately in Florence and then at the university of Pisa, in 1592 Galileo was appointed professor of mathematics at the university of Padua (the university of the Republic of Venice). There h ...
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  • Galileo Galilei Was Born At Pisa On The 18th Of February In 1564 His Father, Vincenzo Galilei, Belonged To A Noble Family And - 929 words
    Galileo Galilei was born at Pisa on the 18th of February in 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, belonged to a noble family and had gained some distinction as a musician and a mathematician. At an early age, Galileo manifested his ability to learn both mathematical and mechanical types of things, but his parents, wishing to turn him aside from studies which promised no substantial return, steered him toward some sort of medical profession. But this had no effect on Galileo. During his youth he was allowed to follow the path that he wished to. Although in the popular mind Galileo is remembered chiefly as an astronomer, however, the science of mechanics and dynamics pretty much owe their existe ...
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  • Challenger - 2,357 words
    ... ere scrutinized. "Mr. OConnor - who flew on the shuttle Atlantis three months before Challenger was destroyed - said his next mission wasnt until 1991." (Price, p1) But there more to the effects than the investigations; there were also many emotional issues that had to be faced. "For the Challenger mission, Robert B. Sieck was Director of shuttle operations at Floridas Kennedy Space Center - a position he still holds. He is also 57, balding and soft spoken. On the wall of his second floor office is a formal portrait of the Challenger Crew, autographed by the seven members. ! There is also a quote from Teddy Roosevelt that he hung after the explosion. It says " the credit belongs to the m ...
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  • Closest To The Sun - 1,074 words
    ---- Closest to the sun ---- Smallest of the inner planets ---- Temperatures reach up to 1,380 F ---- Has low gravity, therefore there is no atmosphere ---- Orbits the sun once every 88 days ---- Surface is devoid of basalt - a hard, dense type of volcanic rock that has a glassy appearance ---- High density which implies that there is a large iron or nickel-ore core ---- Fun/Interesting Fact* Mercury's perihelion (the time at which the planet is the closest distance from the sun) advances 43 seconds of arc per century. ---- Second planet that is closest to the sun ---- Earth's twin--has the same density, mass, diameter and rock composition ---- High surface temperatures reaching near 900 F - ...
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  • Copernicus - 581 words
    Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Physics February 8, 2000 Nicolas Copernicus Nicolas Copernicus 1473-1543 Copernicus was born in Poland in 1473, he started his education at Cracow University. There he studied mathematics and optics. From here he went to Italy, where he was appointed as a canon in the cathedral of Frauenburg, where he spent a comfortable academic life studding. Copernicus had some small hobbies while at the cathedral, he painted, and frequently translated Greek poetry into Latin. One other hobby that just wasn't small enough to be called a hobby to most of us was astronomy. He made investigations quietly and alone, without any help. He observed from ...
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  • Copernicus Has Been Named One Of The Most Influential People This Millennia By Time Magazine In Part For His Movements In Tho - 1,567 words
    Copernicus has been named one of the most influential people this millennia by Time Magazine; in part for his movements in though during the scientific revolution; creating a basis for modern astronomy and challenging the Church (of the 15th century) to lead the way to a reform in thinking. He did so by disproving (mathematically) a theory of the heavens that had existed for almost 14 centuries, established by a man named Charles Ptolemy in 250 AD. Copernicus revolutionized astronomy by creating a solid basis for it to stand on, discovering that "The Earth was not the centre of the cosmos, but rather one celestial body among many, as it became subject to mathematical description." He compile ...
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  • Devepopment Of Modern Science In Europe - 1,269 words
    Devepopment Of Modern Science In Europe Questions! Where did I come from? Why is the sky blue? How do the trees produce fruit? Ever since man looked around his environment and tried to figure out the things that was going on around him he'd ask questions. Mankind has always wanted to understand the world around him. For centuries mankind had used a belief system of supernatural powers, gods and goddesses and eventually an all-powerful God to explain the world around him. And for a while supernatural explanations of how nature worked was enough. But by the 16th century man had started to explore the workings of the world around him. This exploration of nature and how it relates to mankind is ...
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  • Discoveries Of Scientists Of The Age Of Reason - 523 words
    Discoveries of Scientists of the "Age of Reason" The discoveries of many scientist and great thinkers of the "Age of Reason" have all contributed to the entire scope of how we view astronomy today. The shift was of a less secular thesis to one based on humanism and the Scientific Method. There were several great thinkers that led to this discovery on the scientific level, which chiefly began and ended with the astronomers/scientists Copernicus and Isaac Newton. Copernicus was a mathematician as well as a scientist whom found the stars fascinating. He did, however, find a great flaw with the mathematical results of the universe being a Earth- centered one. He then saw that if the universe was ...
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  • Galilei And Wallaceheroes Or Zeroes - 978 words
    Galilei And Wallace;Heroes Or Zeroes? Wallace and Galilei; Heroes or Zeroes? In the play Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, the main character Galileo Galilei, is forced to recant and turn on his ideals for the sake of his life. The little monk warned Galileo before he divulged his findings, that they could be disastrous to the metaphysical order of society. Peasants, working classes, the religious right, all of humanities concept of the world would be shattered. In the movie Braveheart, a similar situation is evident. Mel Gibson plays William Wallace, a Scottish peasant under the rule of England. English soldiers kill his wife and father, and he sparks a revolt against England. After assembling a s ...
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  • Galileo - 500 words
    Galileo Galileo Galilei was one of the most influential men of the Renaissance. He was a mathematician, physicist, astronomer, inventor, and among other things he was a philosopher. He integrated the independent sciences of math and physics, and unified them. The popular view of the public at the time was Aristotle's theory that the Earth is the center of the universe. Galileo stood against that common view and declared to the world that the Earth is not the center. This concept that humans are only a microscopic speck in a boundless universe and are not the center of it frightened many religious leaders. The use of a tool to study the skies was an extreme influence on his position of Copern ...
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  • Galileos Condemnation - 837 words
    Galileo's Condemnation As anyone person reads the files from the condemnation of Galileo Galilei they are immediately flabbergasted by the continuity of the churchs corrupted files. Galileo was very different than men in his time; he looked further than the bible. Science has a legitimate of freedom in its own sphereGalileos freedom was violated. Even though church was very powerful during Galileos life it overused its power to protect its own security. Galileo showed similarities in knowledge compared with the great Roman and Greek philosophers. This had not been apparent for thousands of years throughout the Dark Ages. During the time when Galileo was involved in his studies Galileo visite ...
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  • Heliocentrism - 1,508 words
    ... ove to be so dangerous to the order then extant." (Adamczewski, p.137) Little did he know how true his words were. De Revolutionibus consists of six volumes: 1)General survey of Copernicus' system, and plane and spherical triangles. 2)Spherical astronomy. 3)The precession and motion of the Earth. 4)The Moon. 5)Planets in longitude. 6)Planets in latitude. (North, p.285-6) Despite Copernicus' book being six volumes it is still similar to Ptolemy's book, Almagest. (North, p.286) The Church did not take any definite stand with Copernicus' booksince it was dedicated to the Pope and thought of only as an "hypothesis" due to the false forward by Osianderuntil the Reformation and scientific disc ...
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  • Heliocentrism - 1,508 words
    ... ove to be so dangerous to the order then extant." (Adamczewski, p.137) Little did he know how true his words were. De Revolutionibus consists of six volumes: 1)General survey of Copernicus' system, and plane and spherical triangles. 2)Spherical astronomy. 3)The precession and motion of the Earth. 4)The Moon. 5)Planets in longitude. 6)Planets in latitude. (North, p.285-6) Despite Copernicus' book being six volumes it is still similar to Ptolemy's book, Almagest. (North, p.286) The Church did not take any definite stand with Copernicus' booksince it was dedicated to the Pope and thought of only as an "hypothesis" due to the false forward by Osianderuntil the Reformation and scientific disc ...
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  • Heliocentrism - 1,508 words
    ... ove to be so dangerous to the order then extant." (Adamczewski, p.137) Little did he know how true his words were. De Revolutionibus consists of six volumes: 1)General survey of Copernicus' system, and plane and spherical triangles. 2)Spherical astronomy. 3)The precession and motion of the Earth. 4)The Moon. 5)Planets in longitude. 6)Planets in latitude. (North, p.285-6) Despite Copernicus' book being six volumes it is still similar to Ptolemy's book, Almagest. (North, p.286) The Church did not take any definite stand with Copernicus' booksince it was dedicated to the Pope and thought of only as an "hypothesis" due to the false forward by Osianderuntil the Reformation and scientific disc ...
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  • Heliocentrism - 1,508 words
    ... ove to be so dangerous to the order then extant." (Adamczewski, p.137) Little did he know how true his words were. De Revolutionibus consists of six volumes: 1)General survey of Copernicus' system, and plane and spherical triangles. 2)Spherical astronomy. 3)The precession and motion of the Earth. 4)The Moon. 5)Planets in longitude. 6)Planets in latitude. (North, p.285-6) Despite Copernicus' book being six volumes it is still similar to Ptolemy's book, Almagest. (North, p.286) The Church did not take any definite stand with Copernicus' booksince it was dedicated to the Pope and thought of only as an "hypothesis" due to the false forward by Osianderuntil the Reformation and scientific disc ...
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  • Heliocentrism: The Vatican Menace - 1,513 words
    ... new ideas which were to prove to be so dangerous to the order then extant. (Adamczewski, p.137) Little did he know how true his words were. De Revolutionibus consists of six volumes: 1)General survey of Copernicus' system, and plane and spherical triangles. 2)Spherical astronomy. 3)The precession and motion of the Earth. 4)The Moon. 5)Planets in longitude. 6)Planets in latitude. (North, p.285-6) Despite Copernicus' book being six volumes it is still similar to Ptolemy's book, Almagest. (North, p.286) The Church did not take any definite stand with Copernicus' booksince it was dedicated to the Pope and thought of only as an hypothesis due to the false forward by Osianderuntil the Reforma ...
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