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Blast from the Past: Historical Astronomers in Context

A) Galileo¬†Galilei (Feb 16th, 1564-Jan 8th, 1642) is an important astronomer for two reasons: his inventions and his discoveries.¬† Although he did not invent the telescope, Galileo made the first 30x-magnifying telescope that was used to observe land, sea, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630) Johannes Kepler Bio Figured out how to explain the motions of the planets. Figured this out with three laws: 1) Planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun with the sun positioned at one of … Continue reading Continue reading

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