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.
The Royal Astronomer Edmund Halley realised the significance of the transit in the early 18th century while visiting the remote South Atlantic island of St Helena.
1690 Although efforts to invent a way to breathe underwater can be traced back to Alexander the Great in the 4th century, it is now that Edmund Halley, an English astronomer, develops the first practical diving bell, finding a way to force pressurized air down to the diver and permitting dives to depths of up to 60 feet.
Then there was astronomer Edmund Halley, after whom the comet was named.
8 Birthday in 1656 of Edmund Halley, first to prove that comets--including the comet named for him--return.
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.
William Stonestreet, the famous astronomer Sir Edmund Halley (1656-1742), Ashmolean curator Edward Lhwyd (1660-1709), and the London antiquary John Kemp are all known to have possessed some minerals, many of them having supplied specimens to John Woodward.
The cause of this prognosis was the passage of Halley's Comet, named for the English astronomer Edmund Halley, who had observed the comet's passage in 1682 and determined that it was the subject of similar observations made in 1531 and 1607.
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.