Clyde W. Tombaugh was born in 1906 in Streator, Illinois. He attended high school in Streator and moved with his family to a farm in Western Kansas, where a hailstorm destroyed the family 's crops, dashing his hopes of attending college. Tombaugh continued to study on his own, teaching himself solid geometry and trigonometry. In 1926, at the age of 20, Tombaugh built his first telescope. Dissatisfied with the result, he determined to master optics, and built two more telescopes in the next two years, grinding his own lenses and mirrors, and further honing his skills.
He also cares deeply for animals so much that he made an animal rights conversation. He is also found superman’s home planet. Growing up, Neil deGrasse Tyson went to amazing Bronx High School of Science from 1972-1976 where there was an emphasis on astrophysics then. Even though from being the captain of their wrestling team, he was also the editor of “Physical Science” which was the school’s paper. His love for astronomy began at a young age of nine after his first visit to the Hayden Planetarium.
Edwin Hubble one of the more well known astronomers of his era, was able to provide the understanding and knowledge capable for furthering the knowledge of the universe. Hired in 1919 to work at the Mount Wilson Observatory as one of the more junior astronomers, with the more important questions resulting in along the same lines of 'what 's the nature of the surrounding nebulae. ' It should be noted that Edwin Hubble was able to actually answer this question, explaining that these nebulae or rather some of them were not in the Milky Way galaxy. With the method he used to measure the distances he was able to prove that the universe was actually expanding. Building off the research and discoveries from Harlow Shapley who had measured the distance of the Milky Way, Hubble was able to determine the distance to the nearby Andromeda galaxy.
In school, he found an interest in mechanics, and sundials, creating one of the most accurate clocks of their time. Newton attended Trinity College in Cambridge, but it was later closed down due to the plague. Newton relied on the path
This is evident even today when his laws determine the outcome of a space station being launched into planetary orbit. Though Einstein’s theory of relativity has been responsible for serious scientific and technological advancement, Einstein initially proposed his theories from his own thought experiments, considering previous theories and reaching contradictions or abnormalities. An example of this is, “what would happen here on Earth, if the sun suddenly disappeared?”. If Earth broke out of it’s gravitational orbit, and took a different trajectory, before the sun’s rays could reach the observers on Earth (8 minutes), then essentially gravity travels faster than the speed of light. A contradiction.
Did you know who first discover that there’s more to the universe than just the milky way and who laid the foundation of the big bang? That was Edwin Hubble. Edwin Hubble uses all of the IB profiles throughout his entire life, but the one IB profiles that stand out and that IB profile was that he was a risk-taker. Edwin Hubble was born on November 10, 1898 in Marshfield, MIssouri. His love for astronomy started when he was 7 and his grandfather (was an enthusiastic amateur astronomer) showed Edwin his telescope and he asks to keep looking at the sky instead of having a birthday party .
Carbon dioxide and oxygen was first discovered by a man named Joseph Priestly. Joseph was born on march 13th, 1733. He was born in Birstall Fieldhead, England. He contributed a lot to society such as, a clergyman, and political theorist, but mostly remembered for his contributions to chemistry. In his early life, he was a very educated child that studied, mathematics, logic, metaphysics and philosophy.
He made a book called, “Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” which was published in 1687. He also made pathbreaking contributions to optics that he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for developing the infinitesimal calculus. Newton formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation that dominated other scientists’ views on the physical universe for the next 300 years. Using the same principles to account for the trajectories of comets, the tides, etc; Newton removed the last doubts
Johannes 's first book, Astronomia Nova, was met with either ignorance, denial, or compromise from the other astronomers at the time, i.e., Galileo and René Descartes. Several astronomers who were advocates of Johannes 's theories tested them by observing Mercury 's transit in orbit. It proved Johannes 's theories to be true, despite his own certainty of the planet 's orbit. The main driving force for the spread of Johannes 's theories was one of his later books, Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, that many astronomers read and adopted after Johannes 's death. It led many astronomers to believe Johannes 's theory of elliptical orbits (First Law), but his theory on celestial motions (Second
Humanity’s interest in the heavens and the solar systems has been universal and enduring. Humans are obsessed to explore the unknown, uncover new worlds, push the boundaries of our scientific and technical parameters, and then push further. The intangible wish to explore and challenge the boundaries of what we know and where we have been has provided welfares to our societies for centuries. Human space exploration helps us in addressing fundamental questions about our place in the universe and the history of the solar system. Astronomers have identified and cataloged numerous asteroids in close proximity to the earth’s orbit that have the potential of causing a catastrophe to our planet.
Galileo says that he would feel better coming out with his ideas if the idea was more populrized in a positive way. According to document 6, Galileo was an inventor. Even if he didn’t invent the first ever telescope, he invented a very updated version of it. When looking through his invention, he saw that the moon wasn’t smooth and has sunspots which supportted and extened the heliocentric