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Historical Astronomers in Context

Astronomer The astronomer I chose to focus on was Sir Isaac Newton, one of the smartest people to ever live. Historical Events The 2 historical events during the lifetime of Newton I chose to cover were the London Plague and the founding of the Pennsylvania colony. While the 2nd didn’t have nearly as much of […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton (1642-1727) – Source Isaac Newton was born December 25, 1642 and died March 20, 1727. He is one of the biggest and most influential figures in the history of humankind specifically in astronomy. He managed to change our understanding of the laws of motion and gravitation. Additionally, he made sense of our motion […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context!

Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 5, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England to Hannah Ayscough and Isaac Newton Sr. During his lifetime he made enormous contributions of the field of physics, math and astronomy. He invented calculus jointly with Gottfried Leibniz (another famous mathematician), and created the theory of gravity. This work in the […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context – Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 and died on March 31, 1727. He contributed immensely to the study of astronomy, as he invented the reflecting telescope, calculus, and the theory of gravitation. His contributions to both science and mathematics truly bolstered the pursuit of astronomy and cemented him as one of, if not, […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Kepler, Galileo, and Brahe all lived at the same time during the late 1500’s for 30 years. Galileo and Kepler were then alive for another 29 years.. Isaac Newton is undoubtedly the most impactful of these astronomers. Newton invented calculus, pioneered classical physics, and derived the theory of gravitation. Calculus and physics are essential tools […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton was born January 4, 1643 and died March 31, 1727. Historical events that happened during his life Charles I beheading was January 30, 1649. He was put on trial for treason and declared guilty soon after. Restoration of England was a period that began in 1660 and ended in 1685. It meant for…Continue reading » Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

#2 – Issac Newton was extremely important to the field of astronomy, with one of his most important contributions being calculus. Newton had devised new mathematical principles to model some of his observations in Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. Additionally, Newton had theorized that all objects are affected by each other by the concept of […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton January 4, 1643 – March 31, 1727 https://www.pas.rochester.edu/~blackman/ast104/newton14.html The Thirty Years War Another historical event that happened in the time period that Newton was alive was the Thirty Years war. Well the war was a couple years from ending at about the time Newton was born. The Thirty Years War lasted from 1618-1648 […] Continue reading

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The Gravitas of Sir Isaac Newton

The astronomer that I am choosing to write about is Sir Isaac Newton. Newton was an important astronomer, mathematician, and physicist and perhaps one of the most important contributors to our current understanding of the solar system and universe today who lived from January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727. Most notably, his discovery ofContinue reading “The Gravitas of Sir Isaac Newton” Continue reading

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