History of Astronomy
A brief overview of a few of the greatest astronomers in history.
Though Pluto is no longer a planet, few know about the deep-space objects that were found which sparked that change.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was a brilliant astronomer that discovered that hydrogen and helium were the two most abundant elements in the universe.
Often in science, background workers put in the true efforts that other take credit for. Here is an axample of such an individual.
Harlow Shapley was one of the most remarkable astronomers of his era. He helped us determine our place in the Universe.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, a female astronomer, who helped discover the first pulsar type star.
Now a commonly-accepted object, black holes were for centuries a hypothetical singularity. So how did we discover the first one?
How was Neptune Found? The True Story of Theft, Ambition, and Mathematical Prowess in the Scientific Community
The eighth planet to be found, Neptune's discovery is full of politics and failed potential yet one of the ultimate triumphs in mathematical astronomy.
Henrietta Leavitt was a female astronomer who overcame the handicap of deafness to make important discovers that led to our understanding of the scale of the universe.
An old photo of a space-themed amusement park leads to a journey of discovery into Long Island's rich aeronautical history, from biplanes to lunar landers.
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