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Natural Science
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NATS 1745
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Robin Metcalfe
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Summer

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NATS1745 60 History of Astronomy FallWinter 2011Chapter 6 Exam Review1What is refraction What did Galileos refracting telescope consist of What does the primary lens do What does the eyepiece do Refraction is the bending of light rays as they pass from one medium to another air to glass Galileos refracting telescope consists of primary lens The primary lens sends more light to eye would receive on its own The eyepiece refocuses the rays for the eye2What change did Kepler make to the refracting telescope and why Kepler used convex lens at eyepiece instead of concave3What did Galileo prove about falling objects Who did this contradict and whyGalileo proved all objects of different mass fall at the same rate It contradicted Aristotle idea that heavier objects fell faster4Even before he looked through a telescope which planetary model did Galileo privately support How do we know this Galileo privately supported heliocentrism Galileo admitted in letters to Kepler but would not support it publicly5What did Galileo see when he observed the Moon with the telescope How did this contradict Aristotles teachings about the celestial bodies Galileo saw the surface of the moon revealed that celestial bodies are not perfect unblemished spheres rough uneven Aristotle said that everything in heavens was perfe
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