Edmund Halley


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English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)

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In 1684, astronomer Edmund Halley and architect Sir Christopher Wren were wrestling with a mathematical proof for explaining planetary orbits.
1656 -- Edmund Halley, the astronomer who first identified the comet that bears his name, was born in London.
Then there was astronomer Edmund Halley, after whom the comet was named.
Sir Alan Cook explores the relationship and falling out of Flamsteed and Edmund Halley.
While he did receive encouragement from Astronomer Royal Edmund Halley (John Wood), the Board of Longitude was prejudiced against the problem being solved by a mechanical method.
While Einstein's relativity theories and quantum mechanics have shown the limits of Newton's work (applicable only to the macroscopic, slowly moving physical world), scientists today are as much as awe of Newton's accomplishments as Edmund Halley and others were while Newton lived.
Later, just using good binoculars can give you views undreamed of by Galileo and Edmund Halley.
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In 1705, astronomer Edmund Halley noticed that the comets of 1531, 1607, and 1682 all had the same orbit and period.