anthony morris
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2020-09-29

astr-1101

  • Galileo presentation by Debbie and Ron
    • Astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher
    • Father of Observational Astronomy, Father of Physics, Father of Scientific Method, Father of Modern science
    • Contributions
      • Scientific method
        • Encouraged mathematical language
      • Astronomy
      • Engineering
        • The Little Balance
        • Accurately weigh solids in air and water
      • Physics
        • Law of falling bodies
      • Mathematics
        • Military compass
      • Telescope
        • Means far seeing
        • Increased magnification 8x of what we could see
        • Published in Starry Messenger
          • In Griffiths Observatory
      • Discoveries with the telescope
        • Lunar surface (Moon)
          • Uneven lunar surface
        • Moons of Jupiter
          • Originally thought they were stars
          • Didn't follow same pattern as other stars
        • Phases of Venus
          • Similar to phases of the Moon
        • Saturn's rings
          • Thought they looked like moons
          • Noticed they would appear/disappear
        • Sunspots
        • Stars of the Milky Way galaxy
      • Inventions
        • Proportional compass
          • Used for military
        • Escapement
        • Celatone
      • Life
        • Originally considered priesthood
        • Dropped out of college
        • Was imprisoned by the church when he opposed the geocentric model
          • Imprisoned for life
        • Had three daughters who became nuns
      • Any time he did experiments with time, he used his pulse
  • Geo/helio presentation by Graham and Ben