Christian Huygens

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Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)

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The constellation was originally named Horologium Oscillitorium to honour Christian Huygens, the famous Dutch scientist, inventor of the pendulum in 1657 and the discoverer of Saturn's rings.
Newton considered light to be of a particular nature, while his contemporary, Christian Huygens, considered it to be a wave phenomenon (similar to sound waves).
1675 -- Christian Huygens patented the pocket watch.
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was named for Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens and French-Italian astronomer Jean Dominique Cassini, both instrumental in discovering important details in Saturn's rings.
HISTORY/LANGUAGE ARTS: Divide students into teams and have them research what Galileo Galilei, Jean Dominique Cassini, and Christian Huygens discovered about Saturn.
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