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Transcript of CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
Two of his most famous discoveries was the Pendulum Clock and planet Saturn's rings. The Magic Lantern Huygens was fascinated with light and how it behaved. He and his brother invented special techniques for grinding and polishing glass into high-quality lenses that could bend light. He is credited as the earliest inventor of the Magic Lantern, a device that is an early type of image projector developed in the 17th century. Huygens invented a pendulum clock that uses a heavy, swinging weight to move the clock gears at a consistent speed. What Did He Do He studied and researched
mathematics Terms To Know Saturn's Rings Wave Theory. What??? In 1678 he first documented his wave theory which connected but also conflicted with what Issac Newton discovered.
Wave theory describes how light is transmitted, for instance, from an object to your eyes. His Young Life Smart Guys ASTRONOMY Christiaan Huygens went to Leiden University and College of Orange.
While studying astronomy, Huygens started thinking, in detail, about life on other planets. In his book Cosmotheoros, he imagined a universe filled with life, much of it quite the same to life on the earth in the 17th century. Who knows, maybe his book will be made into a movie one day...or maybe it already was?! Picture Time!!! Hey, Huygens! Thanks for the rings!
About time!!! EXTRA,EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT THE END:( MY AWESOME RESOURCES -http://wiki.answers.com/
http://library.thinkquest.org/22584/temh3058.htm Christiaan Who? Horology-The study of measurement and time.
Physics-A division of science that deals with nature and properties of matter.
Mathematics-The study of numbers, quantity, and space.
Astronomy-The branch of science that deals with space and the physical universe.
Plano Convex Lenses- Lenses that give a greater depth of field needed to maintain a taperless edge when cutting thicker materials. The Pendulum Clock Christiaan Huygens was influenced by two people you might know today, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Isaac Newton, the fathers of calculus and gravitational theory. July 8, 1695
The Hague, Dutch Republic - Christiaan
Huygens dies at the age of 66 after suffering from
a serious, unknown illness. He will forever be remembered as a brilliant and important scientist. Christiaan Huygens had four siblings, Constantijn Huygens, Jr., Lodewijck Huygens, Philips Huygens, and Suzanna Huygens. His parents, Suzanna van Baerle and Constantijn Huygens were rather rich and influential in government, especially his father. He was lucky to be born into a family that had enough money for he and his siblings to go to college. The leading figure of the Golden Age of Dutch science in the 17th century
Born in 1629 to a wealthy Dutch family
Made contributions in many fields of science
Born before Isaac Newton, but was often in his shadow
Studied law at the University of Leiden and the College of Orange in Breda
Worked with his brother Constanijn to grind lenses for powerful telescopes
Discovered in 1655 that Saturn’s ‘arms’ were actually rings
Made his discovery known to people by using secret code
Also discovered Titan, one of Saturn’s moons
Learned a lot about pendulums and built the first accurate pendulum clock CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS Christiaan Huygens discovered Titan, Saturn’s largest moon and the only satellite in the solar system known to have clouds, in 1655 using powerful telescopes that he and his brother made.
Up until his discovery scientists believed Saturn had arms or something sticking out of its sides.