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  • Edwin Hubble Essay

    offer proper astronomy classes. However, working with the supervision of Edwin B. Frost, the observatory’s director, Hubble made observations regularly through the Yerkes Telescope and studied on his own. As it was said, Hubble was inspired to do this at the time because of a lecture he attended at the Northwestern University of Chicago. At the lecture, Lowell astronomer, Vesto M. Slipher, presented evidence that spiral nebulae, or at the time anything that was not obviously identified as a star, were moving at a much higher velocity than stars usually moved. This suggest that these nebulae might not be a part of the Milky Way galaxy. During his tenure at Yerkes, Hubble also met George E. Hale, who founded Yerkes and at the time was the director of the Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. Hale invited Hubble to join the Mount Wilson staff in 1916, but Hubble was delayed to accept the offer because he joined the military for World War 1 in 1917 and attained the rank of major until he was wounded in battle. After that he returned from the army and spent the rest of his career at Mount Union. Life Achievements Hubble’s first major discovery at Mount Union was the confirmation of galaxies outside the Milky-Way. Hubble identified a type of “variable star” called a Cepheid in the Andromeda nebula, or known today as the Andromeda galaxy. Hubble was able to discover several of these Cepheids, along with other objects, .and was able to calculate the distance to them from…

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  • Characteristics Of The Narrator In The Black Cat

    According to Robert Evans in The Kid Stays in that Picture, “There are three sides to every story: my side, your side and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently” ( The two sides of a story and the truth relates to Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Black Cat. In The Black Cat, the unnamed narrator demonstrates unreliable narration. In The Black Cat, the unnamed narrator shows characteristics of unreliable narrator: weak reasoning, weak sense of…

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  • Compare And Contrast Trifles And A Doll's House

    In Trifles the women had taken their own same sex side when the county attorney and the officer had been saying how Mrs. Wrights house was dirty and this is illustrated when the county officer was in the kitchen of Mrs. Wrights and washed his hand and when he was going to dry them he says “Dirty towels! Not much of a housekeeper, would you say ladies? (669). The ladies after this statement automatically take sides as if they were trying to have power and Mrs. Hale states “Those towels get dirty…

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  • Nathan Hale: A True American Hero

    My person is nathan hale he was a white patriot in the american revolution. he helped with the siege on the british when there were the first casualties of war. He also served in connecticut. He was also a spy for the patriots and went to new york city to spy on the british when he was 21 years old. His last words were ¨ my only regret is that i have but one life to give for my country.¨ Hale, Nathan (June 6, 1755 - Sept. 22, 1776), patriot, spy, hanged by the British, long known as the…

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  • Character Analysis Of Hale In The Crucible By Arthur Miller

    the people of Salem in the past. Hale then goes on to explain that he doesn’t know everyone in Salem personally, so he went to meet them. Easily proving that he does not immediately believe everything he sees, and that he is not quick to judge. He has sympathy for the many women and men who have been called out as witches. Later in the play, after he found, what he believed, to be sufficient evidence, he condemned Rebecca Nurse to the gallows, although not guiltlessly. Another reason he is most…

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  • Power Lord Of The Flies Quote Analysis

    Flies written by William Golding, there is a hierarchy of power in relation to the Littuns and the Bigguns. The Bigguns automatically took charge and leadership over the Littuns for obvious purposeses of them being older and having the better capability to lead. Erich Fromm stated, “Authority is not a quality one person has, in the sense that he has property or physical qualities. Authority refers to an interpersonal relation in which one person looks upon another as somebody superior to him.”…

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  • The Culper Spy Ring: An Analysis

    they were known. To the British the island seemed to be a perfect staging area for the ensuing attack on Brooklyn and Manhattan. As American forces secured their positions in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Loyalist and or Tories came across the Long Island Sound. In the meantime, any rebel sympathizers living on the island had to keep this to themselves or risk being harassed or detained by British troops. General George Washington knew that from a military perspective New York…

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  • The Importance Of Inaugural Addresses

    ” Will believes that “the general shortening of sentences reflects, in part, a change in nature of Inaugural Addresses.” He refers to Teddy Roosevelt who called the presidency “a bully pulpit.” Later addresses have had an incentive to tell Americans how to behave with phrases such as “The only thing we have to fear…” and “Ask not…” A more popular phrase which was used by Kennedy and Nixon was “Let us…,” which according to Will means, “For Pete’s sake, pull up your socks and shape up.” The…

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  • Critical Analysis Of A Sunday On La Grande Jatte

    I had to understand why Seurat used such a difficult technique for his work. I then came upon the theory that perhaps he wanted to produce a deeper sense of life in his paintings. All things in the world are composed of millions of cells, and these cells create objects, color, and everything that practically exists. I imagine that Seurat's motive was to utilize this scientific law in his work to give an atmosphere of life, texture, and movement in the scenes that he…

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  • Edwin Hubble Research Paper

    the most valuable astronomers from the 20th century. Edwin Powell Hubble was born to Virginia Lee Hubble and John Powell Hubble in Marshfield, Missouri on 20 November 1889. In 1900, his family moved to Wheaton, Illinois. As a child, Hubble was gifted both intellectually and athletically, excelling in baseball, football, basketball, and track. In 1910, he graduated from the University of Chicago studying law, which was followed by a bachelor’s degree in science. He then went to The Queen’s…

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