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  • Low Blindness Assessment

    Low vision is an uncorrectable loss of vision that interferes with daily activities. The World Health Organization 's (WHO 2010) criteria for low vision: Low vision is a best-corrected visual acuity lower than 0.5 logMAR (Snellen 6/18) but equal to or more than 1.3 logMAR (3/60) in the better eye, or visual field corresponding to less than 20 degrees in the better eye. Blindness is defined as a best-corrected visual acuity lower than 1.3 logMAR or a visual field no more than10 degrees in the…

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  • Galileo Accomplishments

    was an astronomer, physicist, and philosopher who played a big role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. And also created an improved telescope to study the stars. One of his achievements was discovering four new “stars” orbiting Jupiter and the phases of Venus. In 1609 he built his first telescope improving the Dutch telescope, and made other observations about the moon’s surface other stars in the Milky Way. The four new moons were called Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and…

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  • Isaac Newton's Corpuscular Theory Of Motion

    itself. Newton also gathered that a refracting telescope has a reaction of the dispersion of light into colors. In 1668, to prove this, he took a telescope and used a mirror, and this lends a hand in proving Newton’s theory. This telescope was the first operational one in its time. This design is known as the Newtonian telescope. (Isaac Newton 1,) Isaac Barrow was the name of Newton’s mentor, and he played a big role in presenting Newton’s telescope to the scientific community. (Silverman, 1) In…

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  • Labyrinth Movie Analysis

    at life through the wrong end of a telescope, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.” This metaphor conveys the message that fantasy makes real concepts appear different, allowing us to examine our problems from a safer distance. Realities in our lives such as family and growing up are represented in a different light in Alan Garner’s mythic novel “The Owl Service” and Jim Henson’s fantasy film “Labyrinth”. Looking through the wrong end of a telescope is a metaphor and symbolizes how…

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  • Galileo Galilei's Life And Work

    He was a gifted astronomer and physicist. Many of Galilei’s inventions resonate today, more than four-hundred years later. \This innovative man invented many things that are still used. He is the known creator of the thermometer (1606) and the telescope (1609). He also generated the concept of Venus’s phases (1610), Jupiter’s satellites (1610), Saturn’s rings (1610), and proved Copernicus’s heliocentric theory (1616). In his earlier years, Galileo’s father decided he wanted his son to become a…

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  • Galileo Galilei: The Father Of Modern Science

    The Copernican theory, on the other hand, suggests heliocentricity, meaning everything orbits the Sun and the Sun is in the centre of the universe. Galileo supported the Copernican theory because, with his telescope, he observed Jupiter’s four major moons on multiple occasions and found that they seemed to orbit Jupiter instead of the Earth. He disproved the Aristotelian theory with many experiments. His most famous experiment being his law of motion experiment…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Passion For The Cosmos

    required a telescope, even though I had not considered this matter entirely. I resolved to buy a telescope within the very next week, but that next week gave me the time I needed to revisit my far-fetched thoughts. I realised that this could perhaps be merely a brief fascination, and that in truth the acquisition of a telescope was a much more complicated task: specifications such as aperture, focal length, and focal ratio had to be taken into account. I was determined to buy a telescope with at…

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  • Galileo Galilei's Accomplishments

    Galileo Galilei went against the world for the world. Galileo had been born in Pisa under a wealthy family, developing an in depth knowledge of his fields and receiving many grievances along the way. The largest known contribution of Galileo was the telescope revision, there leading to his heliocentric theory, furthering the field of science and astronomy without the pressure of religious doctrine resenting ideals against the word of God. Without Galileo, the world would not be the same,…

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  • What Were Galileo's Accomplishments

    university due to financial issues, but continued to study mathematics on his own. In 1609, Galileo constructed his first telescope- a device which he would later use to make his well- known discoveries. Galileo’s main accomplishments was that he was able to disprove Aristotle’s worldview by using observations through the telescope to deduce certain facts. To begin with, the telescope allowed Galileo to observe that the moon was not completely flat, in fact, it appeared to have mountains on…

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  • Ancient Astronomy Essay

    Astronomy was made 30,000 years ago by people who looked at the things in our sky.There work paved the road for our projects today. Celestial phenomena attracted the attention of our ancestors and how they dealt with what was seen was called archaeoastronomy. Archaeoastronomers try to figure out what the ancient people studied, how they studied them, and what they learned. By exploring the ancient astronomy, we hope to learn more about those civilizations. In 1992 a crater under the Yucatan…

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