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No one

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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... and numerous engravings bear witness to the excellence of design and the

stability of his instruments. His mechanical skill was very great, and in his

workmanship he was satisfied with nothing but the best. He

importance ...

... and numerous engravings bear witness to the excellence of design and the

stability of his instruments. His mechanical skill was very great, and in his

workmanship he was satisfied with nothing but the best. He

**recognised**theimportance ...

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Newton proceeded to explain the other inequalities

and older observers, and to calculate their maximum amounts as indicated by his

theory. He further discovered from his calculations two new inequalities, one of ...

Newton proceeded to explain the other inequalities

**recognised**by Tycho Braheand older observers, and to calculate their maximum amounts as indicated by his

theory. He further discovered from his calculations two new inequalities, one of ...

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### Contents

Ancient AstronomyChinese and Chaldeans | 7 |

Ancient Greek Astronomy | 13 |

The Reign of Epicycles From Ptolemy | 23 |

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