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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton had several major discoveries or influences on the field of astronomy. First, he developed a theory to describe motion in the universe, gravity, and has three laws of motion named after him. Secondly, and perhaps more important to the field of astronomical observation, rather than theory, Newton’s work in optics allowed him to … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Newton and Friends

Look at this man: This is none other than Sir Isaac Newton (Dec. 25, 1642 – Mar. 20, 1726), who, among other things, laid the foundation for modern mathematics and physics. Of course, Wikipedia has more information than you could ever possibly want to know about this mathematician-physicist-philosopher-alchemist, but this site is shorter and is … Continue reading Newton and Friends Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Isaac Newton

I chose the wonderful scientist Isaac Newton who lived from January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727. Two major events during his lifetime are the end of the Thirty Years War between many European powers in 1648 and the 1660 restoration of the English monarchy after the death of Oliver Cromwell. A famous political being of Isaac … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context: Isaac Newton Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Nicholas Copernicus was born on February 19th, 1473 at a country of Torun, Royal Prussia, Poland. He died on May 24th, 1543 at Frauenburg, East Prussia. Johannes Kepler was born on December 27th, 1571 at Weil der Stadt Wurttemberg (Germany). He died on November 15th, 1630 at Regensburg. Tycho Brahe was born on December 14th, […] Continue reading

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The Times of Isaac Newton: a Window into the Early Modern Era

Isaac Newton lived from 4 January 1643 until 31 March 1727 (according to the Gregorian Calendar, although it wasn’t used at the time). During his time he was known as a natural philosopher, and his scientific achievements spanned mathematics, physics, and astronomy. His formulation of the laws of motion and gravity (Newtonian, or classical, physics) … Continue reading The Times of Isaac Newton: a Window into the Early Modern Era Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton (1643-1727) was a revolutionary figure in the field of astronomy, and science in general. Newton expanded upon the ideas of Galileo by identifying the force of gravity, and subsequently formulating the law of gravitation. Along with the law of gravitation, he introduced the three laws of motion. Other contributions to astronomy include observing … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Contextualizing Historical Astronomers

Sir Isaac Newton- Born: 12/25/1642, Died: 3/20/1726       Isaac Newton is regarded by many as the father of modern science. Not only did he come up with his three laws of physics, but he also invented calculus as he was trying to understand the orbital paths of comets he was observing. The application … Continue reading Contextualizing Historical Astronomers Continue reading

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Newton: the Father of Modern Physics and Astronomy

Sir Isaac Newton lived from January 4, 1643 to March 31, 1727. He is commonly hailed as the father of classical mechanics and one of the most influential scientists and mathematicians of all time. Beyond developing calculus, which serves as the infrastructure for modern astronomy, he discovered the fundamental laws that govern bodies of terrestrial and astronomical … Continue reading Newton: the Father of Modern Physics and Astronomy Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 and died on March 31, 1727. Isaac Newton is best known for his work on gravity. More specifically, he founded Newton’s Law of Gravitation. This formula states that the force of gravity between two objects is dependent on the massiveness of the two objects and the distance between … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading

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Newton in Context

Isaac Newton (Jan. 4, 1643 until Mar. 31, 1727) was an extremely important physicist and mathematician. Newton’s first major stride in his fields came in 1668, when he created the first reflecting telescope. His next major, and arguably most influential, work came in 1687 in the form of his book Principia. Principia is often called … Continue reading Newton in Context Continue reading

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