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 edmund halley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Edmond, or Edmund, Halley (October 29, 1656 - January 14, 1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist.
Halley was born at Haggerston, London, the son of a wealthy soapboiler.
Halley married in 1682 and settled in Islington.
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 EDMUND HALLEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Edmond Halley (1656-1742) was een Engels astronoom, hoogleraar te Oxford (1705) en directeur van de sterrenwacht van Greenwich (1720).
Halley bepaalde de positie van 340 sterren aan de zuidelijke hemel, resulterende in de catalogus stellarum Australium.
Halley suggereerde om de venusovergangen van 1761 en 1769 te gebruiken om de astronomische eenheid te bepalen met behulp van parallax.
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 Halley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley's father last much in the great fire of London, which was in the year in which Halley was ten years old.
Halley had to administer his father's personal estate and he became involved in family, property and legal matters which are described fully in [12].
Halley was appointed Savilian professor of geometry at Oxford in 1704 following the death of Wallis.
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 Encyclopedia: Edmund Halley
Edmond Halley (sometimes "Edmund", October 29, 1656 –; January 14, 1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist.
In 1686 Halley published the second part of his expedition, being a paper and chart on trade winds and monsoons.
An alternate pronunciation of Halley's surname, to rhyme with "Bailey", has led to rock and roll singer Bill Haley punningly calling his backing band "His Comets" after Halley's Comet.
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 Edmund Halley
Edmund Halley werd op 8 november 1656 in Londen geboren als zoon van welgestelde ouders.
Edmund Halley was in werkelijkheid een van de grootste geleerden van zijn tijd, mogelijk alleen overtroffen door Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
Halley wilde deze waarnemingen ruim 18 jaar volhouden, omdat in die periode (de sarosperiode) het baanvlak van de maan éénmaal is rondgedraaid.
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 "Comet Man" Edmund Halley: Scientific Giant
Edmund Halley, best known for his 17th century prediction of the 76-year frequency of the cosmos' most famous comet, made scientific contributions far beyond astronomy.
Edmund Halley was on his way to being a friend of kings, an associate of the great scientists of the day.
Halley equipped a small private observatory and, among other projects, began working on the problem of longitude, a subject that would tantalize him as long as he lived.
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 Emile Combes + Edmund Halley
On his return in 1678, Halley published the catalog of the stars in the southern hemisphere he made on his field trip, and was elected to the Royal Society on November 30 of the same year — at the age of 22.
Halley's catalog of the southern stars was a complement to the catalog of the northern stars compiled by the first Royal Astronomer, Rev. John Flamsteed.
Halley does not discuss religion in his writings, but continued to publish until he died on 14 January 1742 in Greenwich, England at age 87.
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 Edmund Halley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley Pedigree databases for Halley/Standifer and Keen/Hale as compiled by Leona (Lee) Halley Henderson.
Edmund and Fremund A hagiography in Middle English verse of Edmund, King of East Anglia, and St. Fremund, as well as the miracles of St. Edmund, written in 1433 or 1434.
Edmund Rice Primary School: Blessed Edmund Rice School in Tramore, County Waterford, Ireland, presents a biography of Edmund Rice, and the story of his beatification.
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 Comet Halley
The nucleus of Halley is ellipsoidal in shape and measures approximately 16 by 8 by 8 kilometers (10 by 5 by 5 miles).
An example of the ray structure of Halley was captured on March 19, 1986, at the Mount Wilson/Las Campanas Observatories.
Halley is a particularly difficult object to map, given the nature of the data available.
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 EDMUND HALLEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Edmund Halley o Edmond Halley (29 de octubre de 165614 de enero de 1742).
Halley no solo pagó la impresión sino que se encargó de corregir pruebas y de otras labores editoriales.
Halley murió en Greenwich en 1742 a los 85 años.
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 APOD: July 6, 1996 - Edmund Halley's Greatest Discoveries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley pioneered our understanding of trade winds, tides, cartography, naval navigation, mortality tables, and stellar proper motions.
Halley (incorrectly) proposed that the Earth was made of concentric spheres the size of the inner planets each of which might contain life.
Perhaps Halley's greatest discovery, however, was that his contemporary Isaac Newton had discovered a powerful mathematical formulation of gravity.
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 Edmund Halley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley convinced him to write the Principia MathematicaPhilosophiae Naturalis (1687), which was published at Halley's expense.
Halley's work strongly influenced the developmentof actuarial science.
In 1720, Halley succeeded JohnFlamsteed as Astronomer Royal, a position which he held untilhis death.
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 Hello Halley; quite something for nearly nothing.
Royal Astronomer Edmund Halley indeed observed the comet, though when he did so in 1682, it did not bear his, or any name at all.
It was Halley who conceived that the bodies observed in 1531, 1607, and 1682, were indeed one and the same, a bright comet in an elliptical orbit with a period of approximately 76 years.
This time around the comet will pass only within 39 million miles of the earth, which is farther away than it has been on previous trips (in the year 837, it passed by at a distance of only 3.7 million miles and was for a time visible in broad daylight).
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 Komeet Halley
p basis van de nog maar pas geformuleerde gravitatiewetten van zijn vriend Newton, veronderstelde Edmund Halley in 1701, dat het telkens om dezelfde komeet ging die zichtbaar was in 1531, 1607 en 1682.
In 1758 (Halley was ondertussen overleden) was er - zoals voorspeld - inderdaad een komeet zichtbaar.
Alhoewel de gemiddelde omlooptijd van Halley 76 jaar is, kun je de vorige verschijningen niet berekenen door telkens 76 jaar van 1986 af te trekken.
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 Comet Halley
Edmund Halley was a good friend of Isaac Newton.
Tracing back in the historical records for recordings of bright comets and their positions in the sky, it was concluded that Halley had been observed periodically as far back as 240 B.C. The most recent return was in 1986, and the predicted next appearance of Halley in the inner Solar System will be in 2061.
Notice that Halley's orbit extends essentially to the distance of Pluto, but when Halley is at its greatest distance from the Sun (aphelion) it is below the plane of the ecliptic (green color) while that portion of Pluto's orbit is above the plane of the ecliptic (blue color).
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 Imago Mundi - Edmund Halley
Halley (Edmund), astronome anglais, né à Haggerston, près de Londres, le 8 novembre 1656, mort le 23 janvier 1742.
Charles II mit à la disposition de Halley, en 1676, tout ce qui était nécessaire à l'exécution du projet que ce dernier avait d'aller à l'île de Sainte-Hélène, afin d'y faire des observations célestes.
Halley a de plus émis cette opinion, alors hardie, que les étoiles sont des soleils éclairant d'autres systèmes que le nôtre.
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 South African Museum - Halley's Comet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The notoriety of this comet arises principally from the realization in 1705 by Edmund Halley that the bright comets seen in 1531, 1607 and 1682 were one and the same object, travelling in an elongated orbit around the Sun in a period of approximately 75,5 years.
Halley’s Comet was probably first captured only a few thousand years ago and is now not as bright as formerly.
As a result, Halley’s Comet in 1986 is not expected to be as spectacular a sight as some other comets seen in recent years — for example Comet Bennet (1970) and Comet West (1976).
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 Edmund Halley - Detaillierte Informationen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley studierte in Oxford Mathematik und Astronomie und konnte bereits mit 21 Jahren eine Methode veröffentlichen, die Aphelien und Exzentrizitäten der Planeten zu bestimmen.
Halley Edmond (or Edmund) Halleyand#39;s father was also called Edmond (or Edmund) Halley.
Edmund Halley was born October 29, 1656 in Haggerston, Shoreditch, England.
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 "Comet Man" Edmund Halley: Scientific Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In 1698 Halley began an Atlantic voyage as the naval officer commanding a man-of-war.
Captain Halley proved himself a competent seaman, noting the longitude and latitude of all ports visited and the variation in the compass in the South Atlantic.
With a grant of £500 Halley purchased equipment and for the next 22 years, until his death at the age of 85, the energetic astronomer recorded his observations.
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 Daily Celebrations ~ Edmund Halley, Changeless Order ~ October 29 ~ Ideas to motivate, educate, and inspire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Sir Edmund (also spelled Edmond) Halley (1656-1742), the astronomer and mathematician who calculated the orbit of the comet named for him, Halley's Comet, was born in London, England.
A close friend to Newton, Halley encouraged the great scientist to write The Principia Mathematica (1687) and paid for its publication.
Halley used Newton's Theory of Gravitation to predict in 1705 that the brilliant comet seen in 1607 and 1682 would return in 1758.
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 No. 1642: Halley's Comet
Halley's Comet was named after Edmund Halley, who realized that several earlier comets were one and the same.
Halley predicted the comet's return in 1758, but he didn't live to see it.
The nucleus of Halley's comet (like that of any comet) is a ball of frozen gases and other matter -- only about six miles in diameter.
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 Are there Famous Comets?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley’s comet was discovered by Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley in 1680.
Halley believed that the same comet had appeared about every 76 years, and he predicted that it would return in 1758.
The comet did return in 1758 and was named Halley’s comet in honor of Edmund Halley.
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 Sailor Pete Halley, 47, a man that was "too kind"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Halley began his career as a commercial fisherman, casting nets in the Pacific Ocean from Alaska to San Diego.
His parents separated when he was a boy and young Pete and his siblings moved to Marshall with their father, Edmund Halley, now owner of North Shore Boats.
He is survived by his son, Joseph Halley; and daughter, Jessica Halley, both of Douglas City, Trinity County; father, Edmund Halley of Marshall; mother, Sally Popenoe of Antigua, Guatemala; brother, Hugh Halley of Costa Rica; and his sisters, Anne Halley; and Mary Halley, both of Marshall.
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 Sternwarte singen halley
Sir Edmund Halley lebte von 1656 bis 1742.
1682 war es Halley möglich, die Identität des in diesem Jahr auftauchenden Kometen mit denen von 1607, 1531 und 1456 nachzuweisen und für dieses später als Halleyscher Komet bekannte Himmelsobjekt eine langgestreckte elliptische Bahn um die Sonne mit einer Umlaufzeit von 76 Jahren zu berechnen.
Halley selbst konnte seinen Triumph nicht mehr erleben.
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 Famous Astronomers: Edmund Halley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Edmund Halley (1656-1742) was a British Astronomer, who was the first to calculate a comet's orbit.
In this he mathematically demonstrated that comets move in a elliptic orbits around the sun and how over time they would pass the same point.
He had such an accurate prediction that when the comet (now Halley's Comet) returned in 1758, it validated his theory.
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 The Scientists: Edmund Halley.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
In 1684, Halley conferred with Newton as to whether the centripetal force in the solar system varies inversely as the square of the distance.
In his three voyages during 1698-1701, Halley was to test his magnetic variation theory, after which he was to become a professor of Geometry at Oxford.
Halley died a venerated old man, at Greenwich in 1742.
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 Freethought of the Day
On this date in 1656, astronomer Edmund Halley was born in the United Kingdom.
Flamsteed became Halley's enemy and blocked his appointment to Oxford on account of Halley's rationalist views in 1691.
Halley remains famous for being the first to predict the return of a comet (named for him).
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