The Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area
ASTRA club message board

It is currently Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:27 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


This message board is for A.S.T.R.A. Members and visiting Guests. Astronomical and Star Party messages are welcome. Those who post are responsible for their content. The board is monitored by the Webmaster, who has the discretion to remove any posts. The Webmaster is accountable to the club officers. Please follow responsible message board etiquette.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:24 am 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
https://twitter.com/tomgauld/status/691627171341795328


Attachments:
CZknGvKWIAEtJEZ.jpg
CZknGvKWIAEtJEZ.jpg [ 60.87 KiB | Viewed 263 times ]

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:14 am 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
Calvin and Hobbes


Attachments:
cnh.jpg
cnh.jpg [ 185.38 KiB | Viewed 256 times ]

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:20 pm 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
I am cutting and pasting this bit of information shared by Penn State's Jason Wright

Quote:
In Paradise Lost, Milton, who actually in his youth met the elderly Galileo under house arrest, dodges the question of heliocentrism in his cosmology, but clearly favors Copernicus's model.

In Book 3 Uriel returns to the Sun (which just set) by sliding down a sunbeam. How did the Sun get so low? Milton writes: whither the prime Orb, Incredible how swift, had thither rowl'd Diurnal, or this less volubil Earth By shorter flight to th' East, had left him there[l.595]

So Milton mocks the Ptolemists—"incredible how swift" the Sun must move to go so far every day!—and offers as an alternative that the "less volubil" (meaning less "apt to roll" says the OED) Earth "by shorter flight" had just left the Sun where it was. He knew his astronomy!

His cosmology's geometry is much more nebulous than Dante's, perhaps exactly because he didn't want to commit to model that might turn out to be wrong!


Pretty cool knowing John Milton met Galileo Galilei!

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
Milton’s Cosmology Leaned Heliocentric

http://sites.psu.edu/astrowright/2018/0 ... iocentric/

Oh good, he wrote it up!

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:26 pm 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
Meet Luis Ricardo Falero, an artist with a penchant for astronomy and the ladies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Ricardo_Falero

Wikipedia has a few of his paintings. An image search of Luis Ricardo Falero can also be quite enlightening for art connoisseurs.

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:37 am 
Offline
Vice President
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:39 pm
Posts: 1819
Location: Gilford Park
Quote:
Image of Martian from Popular Mechanics, "Math on Mars" May 1912, imaging how maths might develop if Martians had 12 fingers. Pretty nice article.


Unfortunately this issue is not archived on the internet :( It'd be a hoot to read.

Please note "Condensed News".


Attachments:
martians.jpg
martians.jpg [ 219.65 KiB | Viewed 203 times ]

_________________
Interdum taurus est victor

Chris S.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
POWERED_BY