When fields of science are being discussed, most people are going to immediately think of fields like biology, chemistry, and physics. It is quite strange that these fields are the most popular. This is because biology, chemistry, and physics can be combined into one single field. That field would be astronomy. While most may think that astronomy is just viewing stars through a telescope, there is an immense amount of more complicated ideas associated with astronomy. What with the fastest speeds, highest masses, major chemical compositions, and even the idea of sustaining life, astronomy has to be one of the most complex fields of science. Without astronomy, many things about the life of humans on earth would be a mystery, not to mention where …show more content…
The lore behind the big dipper is actually about a celestial bear. The story is that the big dipper is that the bowl of the dipper is the actual bear, while the 3 stars that trail behind it are hunters. In autumn and early winter, the asterism is seen in the northern horizon early in the evenings. The Micmac’s described this as being significant to hibernation season and autumn. The reason it is associated with autumn is because the hunters have caught up to the celestial bear and the bear’s bleeding nose is what gives color to the autumn leaves (McClure, 2016). While the big dipper is very well known, it is difficult to discuss its significance without involving its companion, the little dipper.
The little dipper is a different asterism that is a minimized version of the big dipper. The little dipper is also within a different constellation; Ursa Minor. Before 600 BCE, the little dipper was the formation of the constellation Draco the Dragon. However, in the year 600 BCE, the Phoenicians met with the Greek astronomer Thales and showed him how to use the little dipper stars to navigate the sky and the world. This then took the wings off of Draco the Dragon and provided Greek sailors with a better method to navigating the sea (McClure,
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Astronomy, is for me, why we are even here at all. As humans [and wizards], we owe our lives to discovering our own universe and beyond, it is our utmost dedication that we discover facts and information on everything around us. People have dedicated months, years, to discovering what truly makes us part of the universe, we have achieved and advanced so much just by studying our stars, our solar system and our neighbouring planets.
Astronomy is probably the most ancient natural science in the history of the world. It is the study of celestial objects, such as planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; in terms of mathematics, psychics, and chemistry. Earlier civilization studied astronomy by observations, whereas, now the focus is more on the physics and chemistry of the celestial bodies.
Slaves passed on the song from plantation to plantation .They called it that because the Constellations of the big dipper looked like a drinking gourd they use to get water. At the end of the handle lies Polaris. Polaris is directly over the North Star. This means you can find north by following the big dipper which was shaped like a cup and the little dipper which was shaped like a handle. They knew moss grew on the left side of the tree as well as birds flew north in the summer, they figured out north is the way.
One of the most familiar constellations in the night sky aside from the Big and Little Dipper is Orion, the Hunter. Made identifiable by the three bright stars that make up "Orion's Belt", Orion is easily recognized throughout the world due to the convenient position upon the celestial equator, allowing the constellation to be seen from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. I chose this constellation as my favorite because it was, in fact, one of the first myths that I had ever learned, and also because it was the easiest constellation that I was able to find from my Constellation Atlas as a child. The constellation of Orion is comprised of mostly of blue stars: young, hot burning, giant stars that range from 243 light years to 1,359
As young children, the Big Dipper, also known as Ursa Major, is often one of the first constellations that we are taught to identify. Many of us know that 'ursa' means bear, and some can even give little story, usually based on the local culture, as to why it is in the sky. What we fail to realize is that many cultures around the world all have very different myths about how the Ursa Major came to be. Of all of the myths I read surrounding the Big Dipper, my two favorites come from the Algonquin Native Americans and the Ancient Greeks.
Many individuals find astronomy interesting, making it easy to get swept away in its wonders. There is much more to astronomy than counting stars, as one can see as they admire the beauty of the pictures in a textbook or looking up at the night sky. By reading this literature,
Ursa Major, translated from Latin means "Larger bear/Great Bear". This constellation contains the group of stars commonly known as the Big Dipper, although apparently many people to this day confuse the Big Dipper as a constellation itself however it is but an asterism, a distinctive group of stars.
The big dipper asterism is also known as the plough. The big dipper asterism forms less than half of the entire constellation Ursa Major. The big dipper a part of the Ursa Major constellation was discovered in 1869 by astronomer Richard A. Proctor. He realized that all of the big dippers stars except Eta, have proper motions heading toward the constellation Sagittarius.
Astronomy is, of course, the study of the universe. However, as broad-range as that observation is, I believe that Astronomy is, when it comes down to it, the study of what makes up the universe - this includes the planets, the stars, the galaxies, the Sun, the Moon, and everything else that the universe encompasses.
To me astronomy is the study of the stars, planets, and other heavenly bodies as well as their movement. Muggle astronomy and wizarding astronomy have more in common than many areas of study, with muggle probes and satellites providing important information concerning the makeup and surface of the planets. However, wizarding astronomy allows for more detailed views of the planets through telescopes and also accounts for the effects of the heavens on magic and its properties.
Ursa Major is the one constellation I have often thought of since my childhood. I just remember, in elementary school, going on a field trip to the planetarium for my science class. The whole day was fascinating but the part that really blew me away was being shown all of the stars of the sky. When shown the sky bear, it some how lodged itself in my memory for years to come, it's so beautiful. Now, when the stars come out at night, it's one of the first things I look for. Ursa Major is made up of some of the brightest stars in the universe (seven of which make up the big dipper) so it truly makes itself know to all of the world.
I chose the Orion constellation because after doing some research, I found that the history of this constellation was very interesting. The Orion constellation looks like a man holding a weapon and a dead lion, so it was named after a hunter in Greek mythology. The Orion is located on the celestial equator and it consists of seven stars known as Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Mintaka, Alnilam, Alnitak, and Saiph, but it's brightest stars are Rigel and Betelgeuse. This constellation is most visible between January and March at evening time and can be seen all across the world.
The book persuades readers to be the best in a field. This concept is emphasized through the book. People have very little time and are risk averse, their primary choice is usually someone on top. They will go to a doctor who is rated the best. They will look for the best restaurant to go to- and so on. As everyone is looking for the best, the rewards for being first are enormous.
The constellation Draco is another circumpolar constellation, which is observable in the Northern Hemisphere from the September equinox to the December solstice. It is a very luminous constellation that consists of four stars resembling a trapezoid. Draco’s constellation consists of various interacting galaxies whose gravitational fields causes disturbances to one another and along with galaxy clusters.