Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer discovered Jupiter’s satellites by telescope then published in the book Siderius nuncius (The Starry Messenger), in 1610. Continue reading
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Simon Marius (Latinized from German Simon Mayr; January 20, 1573 – January 5, 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach. He is most noted for making the first observations of the four largest moons of Jupiter, before Galileo himself, and his publication of his discovery led to charges of plagiarism. He is also known for the first European observation of the Andromeda Galaxy.
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Jupiter, Andromeda Galaxy
- Simon Marius – Wikipedia
Simon Marius (Latinized from German Simon Mayr; January 20, 1573 – January 5, 1625) was a German astronomer. He was born in Gunzenhausen, near Nuremberg, but he spent most of his life in the city of Ansbach.
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Simon Marius (1573-1624). Marius was born in Gunzenhausen in the territory of the Markgrafschaft of Ansbach (south Germany). His father was mayor of the …
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Simon Marius, German Simon Mayr, Simon Mair, or Simon Mayer, (born January 10, 1573, Gunzenhausen, Bavaria [Germany]—died December 26, 1624, …
- Simon Marius (1573-1624) – SEDS Messier Database
Simon Mayr (Latinized Marius) was born in Gunzenhausen, Bavaria, on January 20, 1573. In 1586, he joined the Margrave of Ansbach’s Capella and school.
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In his almanac for 1612 and book Mundus Iovalis of 1614, Simon Marius in Germany reported his discovery of moons around Jupiter, which he started writing …
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Simon Marius was a German astronomer who lived between 1573-1624. He made observations of the heavens using a telescope and published yearly …
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We present the work of Simon Marius – a mathematician and astronomer who discovered in 1610 the four largest satellites of Jupiter with a Belgian made …
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This book presents a translation of the main work of the margravial court astronomer Simon Marius and the current state of historical research on him.
Galileo studied speed and velocity, gravity and free fall, the principle of relativity, inertia, projectile motion and also worked in applied science and technology, describing the properties of pendulums and “hydrostatic balances”, inventing the thermoscope and various military compasses, and using the telescope for scientific observations of celestial objects. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the observation of the four largest satellites of Jupiter, the observation of Saturn and the analysis of sunspots.
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Astronomer, Physicist, Engineer, and sometimes described as a Polymath
February 15, 1564, Pisa, Italy
January 8, 1642, Arcetri
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Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath. Galileo has been called the “father of observational …
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Considered the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) made major contributions to the fields of physics, astronomy, cosmology, mathematics and.
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Galileo, in full Galileo Galilei, (born February 15, 1564, Pisa [Italy]—died January 8, 1642, Arcetri, near Florence), Italian natural philosopher, …
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Galileo Galilei was an Italian physicist and astronomer. He was born in Pisa on February 15, 1564. Galileo’s father, Vincenzo Galilei, was a well-known musician …
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Lived 1564 – 1642. Galileo Galilei – most people simply call him Galileo – was one of the most significant people in the history of science. He lived at a.
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A Copernican map of the universe published in 1660 features the sun at the center. Galileo’s advocacy of this theory incurred the wrath of Pope Urban VIII.
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Galileo Galilei examined the night sky with a high powered telescope with sufficient resolving power for astronomical observation in Padua, Italy in 1609. Continue reading
Soviet lunar probe Luna 16, returned with moon soil samples on September 12, 1970. Continue reading
Johannes Hevelius (born Jan Heweliusz) from Gdansk, Poland published a moon map in the Selenographia in 1647. Continue reading
According to the Chinese book The Ocean of Jade China was observing sunspots. Continue reading
On September 12, 1959, the Soviets launched a spacecraft called Luna 2 from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Continue reading
In 1845, Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, a French physicist and inventor, took a photograph of the sun. Continue reading