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Historical Astronomers in Context

1. Isaac Newton: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726/27. 2. I admire Isaac Newton (12/25/1642-03/20/1726) a whole lot and here is why: He was modest enough to build on the work of Kepler’s law, instead of making his own from scratch. Through his work, we were able to have a deeper understanding of gravitation and its … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading Continue reading

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Two Times Sir Isaac Newton Could have Died

Sir Isaac Newton (Jan. 4th, 1643 — Mar. 31st, 1727) is important to astronomy because he formulated the mathematical and physical ideas that would give future astronomers… Read more “Two Times Sir Isaac Newton Could have Died” Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Isaac Newton Born: January 4, 1643, Died: March 31, 1727 Newton’s development of a preliminary universal law of gravity gave astronomers an explanation for the attraction of mass in space, and the orbits that they had dedicated their lives to studying. The development of calculus and the study of rates of change was significant for mathematical … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading Continue reading

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Continue reading

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The Reason He Cries

Urizen is ultimately weeping about the same thing: the emergence of Los, or, revolution of the peoples through the ashes of long forgotten imaginations. His rule over the world is coming to an end, which is why in “Africa”, he “gave it into the hands of Newton & Locke” (110); “it“ being the ideology of reason. […] Continue reading

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