One thing it was used for was the calendar. New months traditionally began when astronomers were able to see the new moon.
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His biggest contribution to astronomy was the law of gravity itself. It wasn't until gravity that people were ...
7 Answers · Arts & Humanities · 29/06/2008
... was the science. There was Bio-logy, geo-logy, and astro-logy. Astronomy only means 'naming stars', astrology is the science of the stars. What we now call astronomers were all astrologers. Even...
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... website provides a good introduction to the flowering of astronomy during the Renaissance. -=-=-=-=- I hope this is helpful.
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Improved the telescope and was the first to use it to observe the heavens. He discovered...
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keeping track of the motions of the moon allows you to predict the best times to harvest and plant your crops. hence the term "harvest moon".
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