Space exploration has long been a debated topic. From the days where there was controversy between whether the universe revolved around the Earth, because god made humans special, to whether Copernicus’s idea that the Earth and the other planets of the solar system revolve around the sun was true. Then there was the space race where there was a dilemma based on what was ethical to be produced and sent to space (such as weaponry during the cold war). The more contemporary problem involves the exploration of space and the danger that space debris poses. We must accept however that space is our back-up plan if we were to exploit the Earth to such an extent that we could no longer survive here.
Galileo used a telescope to see bumps on the moon and the rings on Saturn. With his telescope, he could prove that the earth rotated on an axis; this was known as the Ptolemy theory. After Galileo’s discoveries, many people wanted telescopes, and those that didn’t thought they were the devil’s work. Even the church didn’t agree with the theory because it appeared to contradict the
The other aspects to the game could have also represented not just the moon but some of the other planets and moon that could have been seen by the naked eye. The mayans were very well known for their skills at astronomy. The Mayans are not just famous for their astronomy but also their Mayan Calendar which people still speculate certain events even till this day. The ball, the hoops, even the players were all seen as something greater than what they really were. The mayans understood metaphors and used it to their advantage when it came to terms with how the game was looked as and how it was played.
They used “ Celestial bodies” such as the sun, moon, and planets to provide a reference for measuring the passage of time. We know so little of the ancient people but we know for sure that the calendars played a big role in their learning and in ours too. In this essay we get information from different sources, one of them is “Ancient calendars”. “Celestial bodies- the sun, moon, planets and stars- have provided us a reference for measuring the passage of time throughout our existence.” This passage explains how the ancient people would use celestial bodies to keep track of time. “The Mayans of central America relied not only on the sun and the
The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve. Considering the fact that there are movies and shows about aliens, one has to wonder, where did the idea of aliens come from? For over a thousand years people have reported seeing strange objects flying in the sky. Today the unknown flying objects are know as-UFOs, that continue to visit us, on a regular basis or so some say. A large amount of recorded historical events of these occurrences have taken place to give the subject of UFOs recognition.
There are numerous types of mythology, but Ancient Greece is the one that has given an immense influence on modern society. Greek mythology’s effect on science was enormous; it involved the naming of planets, periodic table of elements and even constellations. The solar system’s planets and moons were named after Greek mythological characters. However, it was also given Roman version of it. “Sun, the center of our solar system was named after
Gabrielle Cindric Mr. Corso Astronomy- Period 5 January 16th, 2018 Many Astronomers have impacted the way we see science and space today, but one Astronomer’s impact created ripples in the science world and his discoveries and formulas are still used today. Pythagoras is a very important and influential teacher and historical figure, who had an impact on many historical figures and his students. He was credited with the discovery of the Pythagorean theorem which revolutionized how we see Mathematics, he recognized that Venus in the morning and Venus at night are the same planet, and was the first person to claim the Earth was a sphere, and had many theories in many musical genres. Although he is very well known today he had many factual discoveries
model began to gain popularity because technology progressed enough to gain more evidence in its favor. Aristarchus developed a form of the heliocentric model in approximately 200 B.C. Other ancient civilizations, including Muslim scholars in the 11th century and European scholars in Medieval Europe, built on Aristarchus’ work. Copernicus began making his “Little Commentary” available to his friends in 1514. This manuscript described his heliocentric hypothesis based on seven general principles stating that: “Celestial bodies do not all revolve around a single point; the center of Earth is the center of the lunar sphere—the orbit of the moon around Earth; all the spheres rotate around the Sun, which is near the center of the Universe; the distance between Earth and the Sun is an insignificant fraction
The Mayans had an extensive understanding of mathematics and astronomy, that helped to develop a number of systems closely related to their religious rituals. From their research the Mayans were able to accurately calculate a solar year, predict when a solar eclipse was to occur and developed positional notation, academic advances such as these are still significant even today. Over the centuries a number of archaeological and historical discoveries were made and priceless artifacts from ancient Mayan society were discovered, including religious texts, paintings, pottery, carvings and various other treasures. Unfortunately however most Mayan artifacts were eradicated after the Spanish conquest yet Maya still remains to be one of the greatest historical insights into ancient American
Among these theories comes the experiment of a light spectra forming from light passed through a prism. Newton’s theories came under opposition. He patiently fought against those oppositions by continuing his work. During his intense optical research Newton invented the sextant, a device for measuring the distance between the moon and the stars. A modern version of this devise is still used among sailors
Christianity has shaped the Scientific Revolution in Europe in many different ways. The main argument is that it brought a new of thinking that relied on Empiricism and objectivism. The findings made by the revolution’s astronomers challenged the foundations of the truths of the Christian church and the Bible. Some studies show that it has shaped the Scientific Revolution, whereas others show that it has not. The research that shows Christianity does have a significant amount of impact on the Scientific Revolution mostly deal with the explicit conflict between religion and science.
I chose “Astronomy: Discovery of Uranus by William Herschel in 1781” as the topic for my research. I found that William Herschel was many things, including a musician, composer, teacher, and astronomer. William also built his own telescopes to look into the night sky. During one of his searches, he found something odd; it wasn’t a nebulous star or comet, but something different. It turned out to be a planet which he named “Georgium Sidus” or Georges star in honor of George III.
Griffith Observatory Did you know that people have been building observatories since the 200s B.C.? An observatory, by definition, is a place or building equipped and used for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena, especially a place equipped with a powerful telescope for observing the planets and stars. Human beings have always been interested in the idea of discovering the unknown, and discovering space is no exception. But only through the last few hundreds of years have we really been able to make advances in astronomy due to large telescopes placed in the observatories. Some of the major observatories in the world are the Mauna Kea Observatory, the Arecibo Observatory, and the Yerkes Observatory.
German mathematician Maria Reiche devoted her life to studying and mapping out the lines. She believed the ancient lines were a type of sky calendar. Some scientists theorize that at one time, ancient shrines were located in the area of the lines and that people walked the lines as a form of religious rite. A popular theory among UFO enthusiasts is that the lines were made to act as some form of ancient landing strip for alien spacecrafts. It is argued that this is the reason the drawings can only be seen from up in the sky.
Galbraith mentioned Fermi’s Paradox, which instantly peaked my interest. He described it as a theory stating there are billions of stars in our universe, and eventually different planets started to develop, so their must be other planets like Earth out there somewhere. The question is why haven’t we found them. Galbraith mentioned that because we have had trouble with sustainability outside of our own atmosphere, maybe other Earth-like planets are in the same boat as we are. This paradox got me thinking about space travel, and if we will be able to visit other planets like Earth one day.