Chapter 1 First Lecture

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
York University
Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1745
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
History of Astronomy
Things we will be looking at:
Copernicus Revolution
Aristotle‟s World Diagram
The Course web page, on where we can get Diagrams and PowerPoint‟s is:
www.yorku.ca/ns1745b/fw10.html
We will talk about:
Brahe, the gentleman with the gold nose, who got into a bar fight and his
nose was cut off. He also, had a pet moose who fell down stairs and died,
when investigated it was found that the moose had been drunk. i.e. big
“hot mess”
Kepler, who had murdered Brahe, out of jealousy.
Galileo Galilee, he was the 1st to study the sky with a telescope, he was
put under house arrest for believing that the Earth moved.
Isaac Newton created the „Unveiling the Solar System‟
- The birth of Stellar Astrophysics
- Told us that stars are actually born and they also die.
- Nuclear Physics explains what happens.
We also talk about the diagram called „Unveiling the Solar System‟; we will talk
about Uranus, Pluto (which is not considered a planet anymore) and Neptune.
Galaxies
a system of millions or billions of stars, together with gas and dust,
which is held together by the gravitational attraction. They are clusters/groups of
stars.
Radio Astronomy
signals are received from the edge of the Universe.
At the end of the semester we will also talk about, Discovery of Life Beyond
Earth.
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The course web page, on where we can get diagrams and powerpoint s is: www. yorku. ca/ns1745b/fw10. html. Brahe, the gentleman with the gold nose, who got into a bar fight and his nose was cut off. He also, had a pet moose who fell down stairs and died, when investigated it was found that the moose had been drunk. i. e. big. Kepler, who had murdered brahe, out of jealousy. Galileo galilee, he was the 1st to study the sky with a telescope, he was put under house arrest for believing that the earth moved. Isaac newton created the unveiling the solar system . Told us that stars are actually born and they also die. We also talk about the diagram called unveiling the solar system ; we will talk about uranus, pluto (which is not considered a planet anymore) and neptune.