Category Archives: AstronomyDocs

docs who have studied astronomy

Gerolamo Cardano

Gerolamo Cardano was InventorDoc and much more

Gerolamo (or Girolamo,[2] or Geronimo) Cardano (Italian: [dʒeˈrɔlamo karˈdano]; French: Jérôme Cardan; Latin: Hieronymus Cardanus; 24 September 1501 – 21 September 1576) was an Italian polymath, whose interests and proficiencies ranged from being a mathematician, physician, biologist, physicist, chemist, astrologer, astronomer, philosopher, writer, and gambler.[3] He was one of the most influential mathematicians of the Renaissance, and was one of the key figures in the foundation of probability and the earliest introducer of the binomial coefficients and the binomial theorem in the western world. He wrote more than 200 works on science. Continue reading Gerolamo Cardano

Nikolaus Kopernikus

Nikolaus Kopernikus is AstronomyDoc, MathDoc and more…

Nicolaus Copernicus (/kˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə/;[1][2][3] Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik [miˈkɔwaj kɔˈpɛrɲik]; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance mathematician, physician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier. Continue reading Nikolaus Kopernikus

Maimonides

Maimonides was PhilosopherDoc, AstronomyDoc, RabbiDoc and more

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Moshe ben Maimon (Hebrew: משה בן מימון‎‎ Moshe ben Maymon), or Mūsā bin Maymūn (Arabic: موسى بن ميمون‎‎), acronymed Rambam (/ˈrɑːmbɑːm/; Hebrew: רמב״ם‎‎ – for “Rabbeinu Moshe Ben Maimon“, “Our Rabbi/Teacher Moses Son of Maimon”), and Graecized (and subsequently Latinized) Moses Maimonides (/mˈmɒnɪdz/[5] my-MON-i-deez), a preeminent medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher and astronomer,[6] became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars and physicians[7][8][9] of the Middle Ages. Born in Cordova, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover Eve, 1135 or 1138,[10][11][12][13][14] he died in Egypt on December 12, 1204, whence his body was taken to the lower Galilee and buried in Tiberias.[15][16] He worked as a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. Continue reading Maimonides

Samuel Heinrich Schwabe

Samuel Heinrich Schwabe was AstronomyDoc and much more

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Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (25 October 1789 – 11 April 1875) a German astronomer remembered for his work on sunspots.

Schwabe was born at Dessau. At first an apothecary, he turned his attention to astronomy, and in 1826 commenced his observations on sunspots. Schwabe was trying to discover a new planet inside the orbit of Mercury which was tentatively called Vulcan. Because of the proximity to the Sun, it would have been very difficult to observe Vulcan, and Schwabe believed one possibility to detect the planet might be to see it as a dark spot when passing in front of the Sun. Continue reading Samuel Heinrich Schwabe

Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer was GlassharpDoc and AstronomyDoc

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Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (/ˈmɛzmər/;[1] German: [ˈmɛsmɐ]; May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. The theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the century.[2] In 1843 the Scottish physician James Braid proposed the term hypnosis for a technique derived from animal magnetism; today this is the usual meaning of mesmerism. Continue reading Franz Anton Mesmer