Edmond Halley


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Noun1.Edmond Halley - English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)Edmond Halley - English astronomer who used Newton's laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656-1742)
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M13 was discovered by the great Edmond Halley in 1714, the 58th year of his 85-year-long life.
This was recognized as far back as the 17th century, when British scientist Edmond Halley identified heat as the powerhouse that fuels the weather patterns.
Frequently the author notes the importance of theoretical work in underpinning debt arrangements, such as the probability calculations of Edmond Halley or Modigliani-Miller theory that convinced companies that debt was not to be feared if profits exceeded the cost of capital.
It was viewing the Transit of Mercury of 7 November 1677 that astronomer Edmond Halley realised that planetary transits could be used to measure the Earth's distance from the Sun.
The best-known is Halley's Comet, named after 17th-century English astronomer Edmond Halley, who was the first to show that comets orbit the Sun and return regularly.
Ships, Clocks & Stars' features a champion for each solution, some in surprisingly youthful portraits for what are usually thought of as elder statesmen of science, notably the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, and his successor, Edmond Halley.
In-season NFL trades are so rare that even Edmond Halley would get bored waiting for a significant one.
Sir Edmond Halley predicted the reappearance of Halley's Comet once in every 75/76 years in 1705, although its presence had been recorded by the Chinese and even Indians much before that - without knowing it was the same comet doing its long periodic rounds.
Halley's Comet was about to return, and to celebrate, my society had invited Dr Allan Chapman of Oxford University to speak to us on Edmond Halley.
safe cash); the aforementioned Fisher (retirement spending rates); Edmond Halley (on whether a pension annuity is worth it; and, yes, it's the celestial Halley; it turns out he wasn't just about the comet); Benjamin Gompertz (on how long retirement spending will last); Leonardo Fibonacci (on how long his friend's money will last, which may have been the question that started the whole financial planning ballgame); and Andrei N.
Two notable examples are: the 8ft mural quadrant made for the second Astronomer Royal Edmond Halley and the 12ft zenith sector device made for James Bradley, who succeeded Halley as Astronomer Royal in 1742.
Later, in 1716, Edmond Halley proposed using a transit of Venus to predict the precise distance between the Earth and the Sun, known as the astronomical unit.