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Astronomy Through the Ages

Astronomy Through the Ages 380 BC Epic Moments of Astrological Genius - 2400 BC to 2011 - Democritus theorises that the Milky Way might consist of distant stars. Later confirmed by William Herschel in 1786. 1973 -NASA, Pioneer 10, first interplanetary probe reaches Jupiter 1969 -Neil Armstrong, First man on the Moon 1990 -NASA, The hubble space telescope is put into orbit. 2400 BC - Stonehenge, a celestial observatory, which might have allowed prediction of eclipse, solstice, equinox and other celestial events. 46 B -Julius Caesar A calendar with 12 months, 365 1/4 days 2011 Confirmation of the acceleration of universe expansion 1964 First telescopes installed on Hawaii's Mauna Kea. 1915 -Albert Einstein, Theory of general relativity. 1543 -Nicolaus Copernicus, First Heliocentric model of the Solar 2011 697 exoplanets discovered System 1729 Isaac Newton Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, 1572 -SN 1572, Tycho Brahe observes supernova 1995 "Pillars of Creation", a photograph taken by the Hubble Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, some 7,000 light years from Earth 1610 -Galileo Galilei, discovers Jupiter's 1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory 1619 -Johanes Kepler, discovers the law of planetary motion moons. According to Stephen Hawking, Galileo probably bears more of the responsibility for the birth of modern science than anybody else, and Albert Download on The App Store Einstein called him the father of modern science. in 2008 the Starmap D App Store Available on the Roman catholic church acknowledged the errors committed by the Catholic Church tribunal that judged the scientific positions of Galileo.

Astronomy Through the Ages

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Learn about the progression of astronomy from 2400 bc - 2011. Brought to by Starmap, the original astronomy app.


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