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Astronomy and Optics by Congress:Member:Leslie R. Pastor



:A Brief Timeline of Astronomy


Inventions are borne of necessity, firstly, ultimately via discovery, and finally delivered as technology. Discovery, however, is tempered by ‘controlling’ factors, introduced by outside influences, such as dogma, war, and last but not least economic and political philosophy, tempered by social and psychologic mores, independent of the cognitive ability of the inventor.

The progression of knowledge is therefore dependent upon “novelty of fact” discovery, necessity, and the acumen of the individuals associated with the innate progression of the developmental process.

Change and Advancement are also borne of necessity, also via discovery, tempered by reality and the improvement of perception and models, which are also subject to change, as knowledge progresses. Case in point is the development of the computer and the information derived from its growing influence upon mankind. But for our purposes, we will examine merely the formal advancement of astronomy and the optics associated with its discovery.

Sir Isaac Newton stated that he was able to see further, because he was standing upon the shoulders of giants who came before him. I might also add that we are able to see even further because we are also standing upon the shoulders of four of the most gifted astronomers in human history, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, George Ellery Hale, Edwin Hubble.


In order to distinguish and to recognize the infinite within the finite of "Creation" it is necessary to view such realities in "Powers of Ten"




PSALM 8:4 "What is Man, That YOU Are Mindful of Him?"


Macro/Microcosm of Creation [(Powers of Ten (Distance and Magnitude) The Relative Distances Beyond Space/Time Necessitates Gravitational Speed]




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Novelty of Fact

Thunderbolts of the Gods - David Talbott

(The Universe is Electric (Plasma)


Historical Fact

Hunting the Edge of Space (The Mystery of the Milky Way) [Part 1]

Hunting the Edge of Space (Ever Expanding Universe) [Part 2]

Kepler: The Search for Habitable Planets (NASA)

New Planet Discovered in our Solar System (beyond Pluto)

Two New Planets Discovered



Atlas of the Universe

Atlas of the Universe

Atlas of the Universe Links


Kepler - A magnificent genius

Kepler Timeline.


Galileo Galilei

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

Scientific Method

Scientific Revolution

Paradigm Shift


Isaac Newton


Principia (Mathematica)


The First Telescopes

How Telescopes Work

Two Types of Telescopes

The Galileo Project

'Hubble Views The Star That Changed The Universe'


Hubble: A View to the Edge of Space

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope

Hubble Site


Worldwide Telescope (Computers)

Spitzer Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope

The Keck Observatory

Edwin Hubble

Mount Wilson Observatory (Hooker Telescope)

The Milky Way (Galaxy)

Cepheid Variable

Standard Candle

The Andromeda Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope

Atlas of the Universe

Arno Penzius

The Big Bang (Creation of the Universe)

Creation of Cosmology: The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang

The Big Bang (Theory) The Premise

Mathematical Impossibility For Evolution (Sir Roger Penrose)

Does God Exist?

How Big is God: An Incredible Perspective


Formula for Life in the Universe

The Drake Equation








Microcosm vs Macrocosm

Light - The Origins of Quantum Mechanics

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