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the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected

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she on starts, home both teaming up with Martin harley this time, Celestial spheres will still want for nothing from the saddle and can defy another 4lb leap up the ratings as he did not do too much in front when winning last time.
Celestial Spheres shrugged off a 4lb rise in the weights to claim a competitive event by half a length that day under what was a fine ride from Adam Kirby.
Celestial Spheres then flopped next time but showed that was only a minor blip when winning again at Lingfield on New Year's Eve, taking a step up to 12 furlongs in his stride.
Computer models were used to express Grosseteste's equations and they created a series of celestial spheres as Grosseteste envisaged.
In this respect, the informed reader's own discovery tour proceeds in tandem with the experiential learning of the wayfarer who must, however, shed his fearful and sinful self, in order to grow lighter and thereby undertake the final ascent to the celestial spheres.
In 1553, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, challenging the view the Earth was the centre of the universe and the Sun revolved around the earth, by arguing the earth revolves around the Sun.
To begin with, Ibn Sina rejects Aristotle's quite complicated theory according to which the motion of celestial spheres is due to forty-seven or fifty-five unmoved movers, the first of which, identified as theos, is said to be directly responsible for moving the outermost sphere of the fixed stars.
Copernicus promulgated his heliocentric view of the universe as early as 1510, although publication of his complete work, On the Revolution of the Celestial Spheres, had to await 1543, the year of his death.
The relationship between music and the celestial spheres is often referred to by poets of the Renaissance, and the influence of Ficino, who theorized that the effect that music produced upon the listener was the result of the similarity between the nature of music and human physiology, had a profound effect upon both poets and musicians.
More than 60 new exhibits are being installed inside the Hall of the Eye, with its history of stargazing, Hall of the Sky, with views of the celestial spheres, and the below-ground Edge of Space and Richard and Lois Gunther Depths of Space exhibits.
Light, God's eldest daughter, is joined by other children: firmament, water, land, plants, celestial spheres, birds, cattle, fish.
The camera shows the table from different perspectives, communicating to the viewer a sort of similarity between that small fragment of reality--banal but held in suspense like one of de Chirico's metaphysical scenes, especially since the sequence is looped--and the rotation of the celestial spheres, an absolutely transcendent but unexpectedly nearby dimension.
Moreover, your reverence, not only are the celestial spheres imperfect and all, but the universe as created is not a constant size, and appears to be expanding.
Completed by a pair of celestial spheres, it provided not just a view of the world and the heavens, but a picture of its inhabitants and creatures to amaze and fascinate the European public.
That is, music was the language both of man's singing inner life and of the celestial spheres in their orbits.