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  Greek astronomy
Astronomy was clearly a subject of major practical importance in sorting out the mess of these calendars and so observations began to be made to enable better schemes to be devised.
As far as astronomy is concerned Plato had a negative effect, for although he mentions the topic many times, no dialogue is devoted to astronomy.
As Berry goes on to say, this was very unfortunate for astronomy since the influence of the writings of Aristotle had an authority for many centuries which meant that astronomers had a harder battle than they might otherwise have had in getting the truth accepted.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/HistTopics/Greek_astronomy.html   (3542 words)

 SEA —Nautical Science - Tall Ship Sailing, Celestial Navigation, Meteorology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
SEA students regularly transmit weather observations to the National Weather Service while at sea.
SEA captains and chief scientists lead the teaching crew onboard the vessels.
The SEA faculty is augmented by visiting scholars and lecturers, who on occasion serve as year-long replacements for faculty members on sabbatical.
www.sea.edu /academics/index_nauticalscience.asp   (424 words)

 Cycles Research Institute - Astronomy
Astronomy is the most ancient science, no doubt studied by people to keep track of the seasons so that the right time was known for hunting and planting and other activities.
Other areas of cycles in astronomy are variable stars, binary stars, pulsars, galactic cores, solar oscillations and perhaps the oscillation of the entire universe.
It is not possible, when considering astronomy from a cyclic point of view to not consider its relationship to astrology.
www.cyclesresearchinstitute.org /astronomy.html   (1094 words)

 ScienceMaster - JumpStart - Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are graceful saltwater reptiles, well adapted to life in their marine world.
Although sea turtles live most of their lives in the ocean, adult females must return to land in order to lay their eggs.
Because sea turtles nest on land, responsibility for their conservation is shared between NMFS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
www.sciencemaster.com /jump/life/sea_turtles.php   (225 words)

 Mayan Astronomy - Crystalinks
The construction of beautiful and splendid cathedral cities, fine arts of sculpture and painting, use of their own hieroglyphic script, success in astronomy, existence of the literature and the development of handicraft and trade were the outer expression of this cultural-economic rise.
Accordingly to it, a stable coefficient of 584,283 or 584,285 days is added to the Mayan dates expressing the counts of days which have passed from a particular day to the date of a certain event.
It is difficult to talk of Mayan astronomy itself because it was truly part of a greater discipline: religion.
www.crystalinks.com /mayanastronomy.html   (2363 words)

 The Role Of Stellar Population Types In The Discussion Of Stellar Evolution
In establishing a creation model of stellar (and galactic) astronomy, it is important to keep in mind the two different populations.
For several decades astronomy has been dominated by the concept of stellar evolution which has achieved some success in giving a natural and totally physical explanation for a great number of observed properties of stars.
Very little creationist criticism or commentary will be provided here: the purpose of this paper is to inform readers interested in developing a creationist astronomy of some of the stellar features that should be kept in mind with the goal of explaining them from the creationist perspective.
www.creationresearch.org /crsq/articles/30/30_1/StellarPop.html   (3401 words)

 Ancient Greek Astronomy - Crystalinks
It is not surprising that, by the sixth century, these Ionian navigators of the sea began to develop new ideas about the sky they steered by.
His most important contribution to astronomy was the claim that the moon's light is a reflection of the sun and that eclipses of the moon were caused by earth's shadow, eclipses of the sun by the moon passing before it.
The Pythagoreans first proposed a non-geocentric system, perhaps partly on the basis of moral and religious grounds: to them, humanity and earth were imperfect, and only by sacrifice and a strict regimen of personal conduct could one strive to reach the divine.
www.crystalinks.com /greekastronomy.html   (2251 words)

 radio astronomy: a project by r a d i o q u a l i a   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Radio Astronomy is an art and science project, which will broadcast sounds intercepted from space, live on the internet and on the airwaves.
At ISEA2004, the Radio Astronomy sound installation is being exhibited at the picturesque URSA observatory in Kaivopuisto park, Helsinki.
The URSA dome overlooks the glittering Baltic Sea, and has a stunning view of both the stars and the ocean at night.
www.radio-astronomy.net /isea_pr   (711 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Sea Launch malfunction blamed on software glitch
The international Sea Launch consortium said Wednesday that a core team of Boeing experts had heard strong evidence and supporting rationale a software logic error was to blame.
Sea Launch says the pneumatic system had lost more than 60 percent of its pressure, which reduced the engine's capability and meant the rocket did not gain the altitude and speed necessary to achieve orbit.
Starting in April, the full Sea Launch Failure Review Oversight Board, headed by chief engineer Jim Maser, with representatives from customers and the aerospace industry will study and approve the investigation's findings and recommendations of what actions should be taken to fix the problem.
www.spaceflightnow.com /sealaunch/ico1/000330software.html   (629 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Sea Launch Mission Report | Mission Status Center
The final countdown is underway as Sea Launch prepares for today's flight of a Zenit 3SL rocket from the Odyssey platform positioned along the equator in the Pacific Ocean.
Sea Launch is set to make a crucial and widely watched return to service today as a Ukrainian-Russian Zenit 3SL rocket blasts off from an oceangoing platform in the Pacific carrying a telecommunications satellite for PanAmSat.
It will be Sea Launch's return-to-flight after a failure in March, and the fourth mission overall for the unique commercial space service that launches the joint Ukrainian and Russian rocket from a converted Norwegian oil drilling platform in the Pacific Ocean.
spaceflightnow.com /sealaunch/pas9/status.html   (2642 words)

 Astronomy Education Resources Resources
Astronomy 45, "Introduction to Astrophysics" is taught at Harvard to science majors (not necessarily astronomy) who have taken 1 year of college physics.
The Prairie Astronomy Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to education of the public about the science of astronomy, as well a furthering the science through the activities of the club members.
The QMW Astronomy Unit is one of the UK's premier centres for research and postgraduate education, attracting students, postdoctoral research fellows and distinguished visitors from around the world.
www2.hawaii.edu /~wpriest/astro/ASRes.htm   (9041 words)

 SPACE.com -- Salty Sea Covered Part of Mars: 'Excellent' Site to Search for Past Life
The sinuous curves seen in the face of this rock, known as the Upper Dells, are definitive evidence that standing water was moving on the Martian surface in the past.
An ancient sea also implies that early Mars was warmer than today, said University of Colorado geologist Bruce Jakosky, who was not directly involved in the finding.
The researchers cautioned that their results so far do not allow them to determine if the sea was deep and long-lasting, or if it was very shallow and receded rapidly.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/opportunity_sea_040323.html   (2007 words)

 [No title]
] Having the habit of ascending a river from the sea, especially to spawn, as salmon and brook trout.
The strip of land that borders a sea or ocean.
] The systematic observation of surface and subsurface sea areas by all available and practicable means primarily for the purpose of locating, identifying, and determining the movements of ships, submarines, and other vehicles, friendly and enemy, proceeding on or under the surface of seas and oceans.
accessscience.com /Dictionary/S/S11/DictS11.html   (1847 words)

 Planet Diary Archive 2005 - Astronomy - New Sea Found on Martian Equator   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Image from Mars Express shows what seems to be a frozen sea near the equator of Mars.
The Mars Express space probe found what may be a huge frozen sea near the Martian equator.
It's possibly the first visual evidence of water found away from the ice caps surrounding the north and south poles of Mars.
www.phschool.com /science/planetdiary/archive05/astr2030505.html   (252 words)

 Sea and Sky: The Sky
From astronomy and cosmology to space exploration, you'll find it here updated daily.
Join Sea and Sky as we examine the greatest mysteries of deep space.
Sea and Sky is but a small part of the much bigger picture.
www.seasky.org /sky.html   (293 words)

 Astronomy Activities
Many Internet2 member institutions are developing and using high performance networking applications for optical astronomy, radio astronomy, remote instrumentation, data sharing, and other collaborative activities.
Presentations from the Astronomy BOF meeting, held in conjunction with the Joint Techs meeting in Honolulu, HI, 28 January 2004.
Presentations from the Astronomy BOF meeting, held at the Ampath Workshop, 29-31 January 2003.
science.internet2.edu /astronomy.html   (532 words)

 Sea West Enterprises, Inc. - Observatory Articles
Erickson Air-Crane Co. LLC of Central Point, Oregon will be teaming up with Sea West Enterprises, Inc. of San Dimas, CA to install an array of state-of-the-art telescope enclosures that would function as part of the largest optical interferometer (mirror) in the world.
KULA University of Hawaii astronomy officials hope work can begin in November on the Faulkes Telescope observatory on the Haleakala summit.
Mike Maberry, assistant director for the UH Institute for Astronomy, said a conservation district use permit approved by the state last week cleared the way for construction of the observatory.
www.seawestinc.com /observ/ob_art.htm   (317 words)

 Air Sea Interaction and Climate -- El Niño
Longitude-time variation of the anomalies of zonal (east-west) component of surface wind and sea level, showing increase activities of westerly winds (positive values) and the eastward propagation of Kelvin waves during the second half of 2001.
In the figure, wind vectors observed by QuikiSCAT averaged over the 7-days centered on June 8, 2002 are superimposed on sea level observed by Topex/Poseidon averaged over the same period of time.
The averages over the same 7-days in 2001, one year ago, were subtracted from the wind vectors and sea levels to show the deviations from normal conditions.
airsea-www.jpl.nasa.gov /ENSO/welcome.html   (712 words)

 SPACE.com -- Surfing Titan: Huge Waves Possible on Saturn's Moon
Saturn's moon Titan might be one of the most out-of-this world places to hang ten, according to new computer modeling that suggests a given wind could generate waves there that are seven times taller than on Earth.
Ghafoor and colleagues considered several factors -- Titan's gravity, the likely composition and density of the atmosphere and any possible seas, and probable wind speeds -- to generate wave scenarios using modified version of terrestrial ocean computer models.
If Huygens lands in a sea, it could float and transmit data for up to two hours.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/RAS_titan_seas_040331.html   (673 words)

 F&M | Astronomy
Studying for Introductory Astronomy is not difficult, but it is a bit different from the studying you might be doing for a non-science course.
When we first begin studying a new subject, we see a vast sea of facts, and we may begin to sink.
Of course, students who come to astronomy class and then nap, or read a newspaper, or translate their Latin assignment are not really present.
server1.fandm.edu /departments/astronomy/Study.html   (1897 words)

 Sea and Sky: Main Menu
In the Sea, you can discover the beautiful and extraordinary animals that inhabit the world's coral reefs, examine the bizarre creatures of the deep ocean, and relax with amazing images of sea life.
Join Sea and Sky for an amazing look at the creatures that make their home in the world's coral reefs.
In the Sea Gallery, you'll find some of the most beautiful images of the sea.
www.seasky.org   (561 words)

 Eilat Tour Guides, Jeeps, 4 X 4, Desert, Tour Guide Directory, Archeology, Astronomy, Sea, Scuba, Active, Things to do ...
Previous generations are able to see constellations, nebulae, clusters with the unaided eye, we, however, have the needed tools that we too may enjoy the skies.
The Negev’s mountains were formed with a combination of molten rocks, the seas, and natural forces formed the beautifully colored sandstone that is our Negev.
The sparse desert and a sky full of stars, the desert that has very little population that we can see to the seas which have rich colorful population in its colorful sea life.
eilatnature.com /activities/companies.htm   (461 words)

 Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition
On July 21, 1969, the Apollo XI Lunar Module Eagle landed in the southwest corner of the Sea of Tranquility on the surface of the Moon.
Peale, the youngest son of American artist Charles Willson Peale, was one of the naturalists appointed to the United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-42.
The 1582 edition, with woodcuts by artists Jost Amman and Hans Weidlitz, is one of the few illustrated versions among the 15 editions (published from 1469 to 1800) that are held in the Smithsonian Libraries.
www.sil.si.edu /Exhibitions/Voyages/all-land-and-sea.htm   (3274 words)

 SEAS Current Course Offerings
SEA 101, Introduction to Weather and Climate, Lec.
SEA 106, Astronomy of the Stars and Galaxies.
PHY 760, Structure and Dynamics of the Earth's Atmosphere, Lec.
cas.hamptonu.edu /education/minor/SEASCurrentCourseOfferings.htm   (81 words)

 Lecture 20: Tides
Sea level is highest twice a day at "high tide"
Sea level is lowest twice a day at "low tide"
People near the sea quickly notice that the timing of the tides was governed by the motions of the Moon:
www-astronomy.mps.ohio-state.edu /~pogge/Ast161/Unit4/tides.html   (1032 words)

 Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition
Advances in astronomy and navigation stimulated exploration and new discoveries by enabling seafarers to steer by the stars and leave the coastline for the open ocean.
Printed paper instruments called volvelles provided astronomers with the positions of the Sun, Moon, and planets, freeing them from performing lengthy calculations derived from planetary tables.
Because the tables considerably simplified astronomical calculations, the user could determine planetary positions without having to work with the underlying mathematical models that described the Ptolemaic solar system.
www.sil.si.edu /Exhibitions/Voyages/astronomy-and-navigation.htm   (250 words)

 sea - OneLook Dictionary Search
SEA : Glossary of Education Terms and Acronyms [home, info]
Phrases that include sea: sea urchin, sea breeze, sea horse, sea squirt, fl sea, more...
Words similar to sea: ocean, expanse, main, multitude, vastness, more...
www.onelook.com /?loc=pub&w=sea   (445 words)

 eArmyU at Jefferson Community College - Courses
This introductory course to the Earth sciences explores concepts in scientific investigation in the fields of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
Laboratories are designed to provide experience with a scientific approach to observation, astronomical phenomena, geologic materials and principles, oceanography, and weather maps and forecasting.
It includes methods, instruments, problems of astronomy, and field and laboratory experience.
www.sunyjefferson.edu /earmyu/degree/earmyu-courses.html   (4562 words)

 Austin Astronomical Society Links to Related Web Sites
Here are some links to astronomy and space news sites, selected for being (hopefully!) up-to-date, well-organized, authoritative, and with very different designs and styles.
Astronomy is the oldest known quantitative, empirical science.
The importance of astronomy to the development of agriculture, navigation, mathematics, and all other sciences, as well as religion and society in general, cannot be overstated.
www.austinastro.org /links.html   (1720 words)

 The Universe Today - Space news for July 28, 2000
The launch is scheduled for June 4, 2003, and it should arrive at the Red Planet January 20, 2004.
The Odyssey Launch Platform and its Sea Launch Commander support vessel are in position at the equator, and ready to launch the PAS-9 satellite on board a Zenit-3SL rocket.
This is an important launch for California-based Sea Launch after its previous failure back in March.
www.universetoday.com /html/dailyarchive/article2000-0728.html   (489 words)

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