## History of Astronomy |

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To many people our inability to understand all that is contained in statements B,

C, and D, without the cumbrous process of a

the feebleness of the human mind as a logical machine. For it required the new ...

To many people our inability to understand all that is contained in statements B,

C, and D, without the cumbrous process of a

**mathematical**demonstration, provesthe feebleness of the human mind as a logical machine. For it required the new ...

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No one recognises more than the

human intellect, and no one is more conscious of the limitations of the logical

process called mathematics, which even now has not solved directly the problem

...

No one recognises more than the

**mathematical**astronomer this feebleness of thehuman intellect, and no one is more conscious of the limitations of the logical

process called mathematics, which even now has not solved directly the problem

...

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accurate observations Airy ancient Astronomer Royal astronomical units axis bright calculations Cape Cassini catalogue centre century Chaldĉans Chinese comet compute Copernicus diameter discovered discovery earth eclipse Egyptian epicycles equatoreal error excentric explain fact fixed stars Galileo Greenwich Halley Halley’s heavenly bodies heavens heliometer Herschel Hipparchus Huggins hydrogen hypothesis instruments invented John Herschel Jupiter Jupiter’s Kepler Laplace Lick Observatory light line of apses line of sight lunar Mars mathematical mean distance measured Mercury meteor miles a second moon nebula Newton Observatory parallax perihelion period photographic physical planet planetary pole position predicted proper motion proved Ptolemy R. S. Phil recognised records refractor retrograde retrograde motion revolution revolving round ring rotation satellites seems seen showed Sirius solar system spectra spectroscope spectrum spots stellar sun-spot sun’s sun’s surface supposed tables telescope theory Trans Tycho Brahe Tychonic system Uranus velocity Venus Verrier zenith