It all started with Uranus and Gaea. They were the first God and Goddess. Gaea is the Goddess of the Earth. Uranus is the God of sky. Another name that refer to Gaea is Mother Earth. Uranus and Gaea First children are called the titans. They had 6 titans, which are boys. They also had 6 titanesses, which are girls. The titan had ridiculous amount of strength. One of the titans was named Cronus. Uranus and Gaea had 3 cyclops children. There names were Lightning, Thunder,and Thunderbolt. The cyclopes are strong smiths. Then Uranus and Gaea had a 3 generation of kids, which were 3 sons. They had 50 heads & 100 strong arms. Uranus put the cyclops and 3rd generation of children into Tartarus. Gaea told her Titan kids to help her and kill Uranus for sending there other kids into Tartarus. Gaea told her children, who ever chooses to kill there father get the title lord of the universe and also free his siblings. Cronus said he would, but his father fled before he got the chance.
During the first millennium B.C. scientists realized that astronomy had to become more scientific. Middle Eastern and Chinese cultures started studying the Sun, stars and the planets more closely in an attempt to learn more about our position in the universe.. Star positions also became important tools in understanding directions, and helping with navigation. One philosopher stated in 434 B.C. that the Sun was a ball of fire 60 kilometres in diameter, hovering 6500 kilometres above Earth’s surface. Around 130 B.C., Ptolemy wrote Almagest, which was a huge collection of astronomical data which included mathematical models, information about eclipses, and planetary and stellar positions and movements. It remained a major go to book for astronomy for hundreds of years, and was not seriously challenged until Copernicus disputed the geocentric model of the solar system in the 1500’s
In March of 1781 William Herschel, a musician and amateur astronomer discovered what would eventually be called “Uranus.” He discovered what he initially thought was a comet, while looking for what he called double stars. He ended up finding Uranus as it passed by one of the stars he was looking at. He recorded is in a journal, and after a few days looked for it again. He was able to see that it was moving and that it appeared to have an orbit. He contacted some friends of his that were astronomers and gave them the work that had done and wanted to them to explore it further than he could. They ended up finding the same thing and also classifying it as a comet, probably a comet called 1770, and congratulating him on his discovery. It wasn’t
The discovery of the Neptune planet was the result of various hypotheses, generated by different astronomers and mathematicians from 1781 to 1847. The article entitled “Accounting for Anomaly: The Discovery of Neptune” describes how Neptune was mathematically identified, before being directly observed, using the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier. He made the hypothesis that the Newtonian gravitation law could not fully explain the series of irregularities in the path of the Uranus planet. Le Verrier suggested the existence of another planet, after Uranus, that could affect its gravity. In 1845 his hypothesis followed a series of calculations to determine the nature and position of this unknown planet. By this calculations Le Verrier’s understood
The discovery of Uranus by William Herschel in 1781 was a surprise to the professional astronomers of the day. William was an amateur astronomer and he made his own telescopes. He was looking at the night sky and he was looking at what others had noted was another star. With his better equipment, he could see that it was not a star but a planet. He wanted to name the planet after King George III of England. It was decided that is was going to be named after the Greek gods. It got the name of Uranus who was the father of Saturn according to mythology. It took a few years for that name to stick but when it did, the rest was history. William did get a paid as a professional astronomer after his discovery. That is good advice for all of us: Do
Bode has many other contributions to astronomy. He found, in total, four different celestial bodies and “rediscovered” three others. He discovered M81, a spiral galaxy in Ursa Major; M82, an irregular galaxy also in Ursa Major; M53, a globular cluster in Coma Berenices; M92, another globular cluster, in Hercules; M64, a spiral galaxy in Coma Berenices, this one was discovered by Edward Pigott then Bode rediscovered it 12 days later; M48, an open cluster in Hydra, discovered by Charles Messier; and IC4665, an open open cluster in Ophiuchus, discovered by De Cheseaux. Also, in 1776 Bode created his version of the theory of the solar constitution. Later in 1795, Sir William Herschel created his theory of the theory of the solar constitution by tweaking Bode’s version to fit his beliefs. Bode is the man whom came up with the planet name “Uranus” and it has been called that ever since.
William Herschel was a musician and an astronomer. The motivation that drove William Herschel to the discovery of Uranus was his obsession with astronomy and the heavens. He charted the stars with a telescope he built himself, he then discovered a “comet” which really was the planet Uranus, but he initially didn’t realize it. He noticed the “comet” had moved and decided that his annotations on the position of the “comet” had been written down incorrectly. Herschel wanted to know the dimensions, and position of the “comet”. He carefully measured the location and diameter of the comet for some time and discovered its journey as parallax to “our side of the sun” on a daily basis. In 1782 Herschel finally called the comet his planet. The knowledge
Uranus was the very first planet to be discovered since the beginning of recorded history. William Herschel was a man of music, but he was also very interested in astronomy and often studied books about it. His love for astronomy is what ultimately led him to the discovery of the planet.
William Herschel was an astronomer and telescope maker. It was through one of his telescopes, in March of 1781, that he discovered Uranus. Initially he believed, as other astronomers of his day, that Uranus was a comet. As he continued to observe the planet over the next four days he came to the conclusion that the planet did not have the same motion as a comet. After months of observation, he was able to chart its orbital path which would double the size of the known solar system at that time. Because of William Herschel’s discovery he opened up the heavens with his proof that there was much more to our solar system than was believed at that time. William Herschel discovered more that Uranus, he gave shape to the Milky Way, he discovered
After researching about astronomy and the discovery of Uranus by William Herschel in 1781, I learned a lot about Uranus. I think one of the most shocking things about the discovery of Uranus was that William Herschel wasn’t even a professional astronomer, he was actually a musician. He did have an interest in astronomy on the side which is what led him to discover Uranus. He built many telescopes and he found the planet in one that he had built himself and at first he thought it was a comet. After studying it for many days, alongside many other astronomers, he discovered it wasn’t a comet at all. He and the astronomy community continued to study Uranus and they discovered how different it is from the other planets. I love how Herschel discovered
William Herschel had a telescope and he loved searching the universe anything. He also had a sister that also searched the galaxies and enjoyed gazing into the night sky with a new perspective. On the night of Tuesday March 13, 1781 Herschel saw Uranus for the first time, even though he didn’t know it, yet. According to the article “Managing Expectations” written by Krupp he informs us that the first-time William saw Uranus he actually thought it was a comet. “Uranus was the first new planet to be found since antiquity, but at the outset it was not at all clear that a new world had been spotten. Herschel’s telescope provided the world’s best view of the new object, but even Herschel thought he had discovered a comet. (Krupp)” Herschel had to
The characteristics of Uranus are vastly different from the ones on Earth, as Uranus cannot support any form of life. There is much to Uranus that makes it impossible for us to live on. Things such as temperature, the atmosphere, and it’s distance from the sun. The atmosphere has gases that make it impossible for us to live on. Since there are so many gasses that we cannot tolerate, there is a minimal amount of oxygen on Uranus. In fact, the whole planet is a gas giant, which means it is completely made of gas. Therefore, no life form would be able to live on Uranus, due to the fact that you cannot walk on Uranus.
The discovery of the planet Uranus was created by William Herschel in the year 1781. Herschel was a musician, but at the age of 34, he became interested in astrology. He built his own telescope to observe the stars more clearly. While he was building the telescope he did research, including Robert Smith’s work. He read Smith’s journal of discoveries. He noticed that the star or the comet was appearing as a disk of some sort and he wondered why. As he studied further, he decided that there was more research needed to discover that the star was not a star. It was at this time when he discovered that a celestial body was not a comet or a star but a planet. This was an important discovery because it is another planet in our galaxy that would be
The topic that I chose was the discovery of Uranus by William Hershel. I found this topic to be interesting since we are talking about astronomy a lot. Uranus was originally thought to be just a star. later on with help from telescopes William Hershel discovered that it was not a start but a gas planet. Later on this gas planet was named Uranus having to do with the Greek mythology. It was supposed to be for one of the kings of England but the scientist William decide that it would be better if it went wit the name Uranus. It is also called the seven planet from the sun in modern times. I believe that the motivation for this discovery was just trying to figure out what is in our solar system. the significance of this discover led
In 1609, Galileo Galilei, using “spyglass” which allowed one to see things closer than they appeared, made an early version of the telescope. With it, he observed the skies in a way no one had before. He discovered the moon isn’t perfectly globular, it has craters, the Sun has sunspots, Venus orbits the Sun (contrary to widespread belief in his time), and then he observed four “stars” around Jupiter (“Our Solar System”). Within