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Poem: Astronomy Haiku 4-9-21

This poetry is spillover from the April 6, 2021 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Anthony Barrette. This section is the third installment of this year's Astronomy Haiku poetry collection. Start with "Exotic Planets" and "Creation."


Astronomy Haiku 4-9-21

Astronomers

Aristarchus made
the first heliocentric
model of the skies

* * *
Eratosthenes
calculated the tilt of
the axis of Earth

* * *
Hipparchus stumbled
onto the precession of
the equinoxes

* * *
Zhang Heng posited
the moon's illumination
by reflected sun

* * *
Ptolemy devised
a guide to constellations
and planet motion

* * *
Hypatia set up
the new tabular method
of long division

* * *
Yi Xing invented
the first celestial globe
of Chinese clockworks

* * *
al-Khwārizmī wrote
astronomical tables
of sun and planets

* * *
al-Battānī learned
the way that an annular
solar eclipse worked

* * *
Omar Khayyám made
the Jalālī calendar
based upon the sun

* * *
Ulugh Beg worked on
spherical geometry
for astronomy.

* * *
in astronomy,
Nicolaus Copernicus
made the sun central

* * *
Tycho Brahe placed
supernovae beyond the
orbit of the moon

* * *
studying the skies,
Galileo Galilei
tangled with the Church

* * *
Johannes Kepler
studied the planetary
motion and its laws

* * *
a celestial
mapmaker, Johann Bayer
was known for his work

* * *
Isaac Newton wrote
the Three Laws of Motion and
studied gravity

* * *
John Flamsteed authored
a star catalog as well
as a star atlas

* * *
Edmond Halley watched
the transit of Mercury
as it crossed the sun

* * *
James Bradley is known
for the aberration of
light in the cosmos

* * *
Anders Celsius
observed and calculated
the stars' magnitudes

* * *
in his almanacs,
Benjamin Banneker wrote
about conjunctions

* * *
Caroline Herschel
discovered several comets
in her long career
* * *
Franz Xaver von Zach
edited a key journal
of astronomy

* * *
Alexis Bouvard
saw irregularities
about Uranus

* * *
John Pond modernized
the Observatory at
Greenwich in England.

* * *
Carl Friedrich Gauss helped
relocate the asteroid
Ceres in orbit

* * *
Adolphe Quetelet
founded and ran the Brussels
Observatory

* * *
George Biddell Airy
measured the mean density
of the planet Earth

* * *
Maria Mitchell
taught astronomy classes
at Vassar College

* * *
John Couch Adams used
math to predict the orbit
and locate Neptune

* * *
Charles Augustus Young
observed solar eclipses
and spectroscopy

* * *
Hermann Carl Vogel
did spectral analysis
to measure the stars

* * *
Edward Emerson
Barnard discovered the fifth
moon of Jupiter

* * *
Annie Jump Cannon
helped to classify the stars
by their spectral types

* * *
Auguste Charlois found
ninety-nine asteroids while
working at Nice

* * *
Arthur Eddington
predicted the method of
the fusion in stars

* * *
Edwin Hubble saw
galaxies that lay beyond
our own Milky Way

* * *
Otto Struve focused
on interstellar matter
and binary stars

* * *
Paul Oswald Ahnert
composed the Calendar for
Star Friends for his fans

* * *
Gerard Kuiper found
carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere of Mars

* * *
Karl Guthe Jansky found
radio waves coming out
of the Milky Way

* * *
Clyde Tombaugh was the
discoverer of Pluto
in the Kuiper belt

* * *
Adriaan Blaauw wrote
about star formation and
star cluster motion

* * *
John Dobson devised
a new telescope mount for
astronomy fans

* * *
Luboš Perek urged
management of space debris
and space protection

* * *
Margaret Burbidge
worked on the rotation curves
of the galaxies

* * *
Olin J. Eggen
proposed that the Milky Way
came from a gas cloud

* * *
Vera Rubin found
evidence of dark matter
in galactic curves

* * *
Frank Drake launched the search
for extraterrestrial
intelligences

* * *
Carl Sagan made the
first physical messages
sent to outer space

* * *
Robert Wilson learned
to trace cool molecular
interstellar gas

* * *
Kip Thorne has studied
wormholes and time travel in
the spacetime structure

* * *
Martin Rees has worked
on gamma ray bursts and the
cosmic dark ages

* * *
Stephen Hawking taught
the whole world about A Brief
History of Time


* * *
Jocelyn Bell was
the first astronomer to
discover pulsars

* * *
David Levy found
a comet that later crashed
into Jupiter

* * *
Heather Couper taught
about the planets and stars
on television

* * *
Schelte J. Bus wrote
about minor planets and
main-belt asteroids

* * *
Andrea Ghez has
done research on the center
of the Milky Way

* * *

Notes:

Astronomers


Aristarchus (Samos, circa 310 BC – circa 230 BC)

Eratosthenes (Alexandria, 276 BC – 194 BC)

Hipparchus (Nicaea, circa 190 BC – 120 BC)

Zhang Heng (78 – 139)

Ptolemy of Alexandria (Roman Egypt, circa 85 – 165)

Hypatia (Egypt, born c. 350–370; died 415 AD)

Yi Xing (China, 683 – 727)

al-Khwārizmī, (Kheva, Abbasid caliphate, 780 – 850)

al-Battānī (Iraq, 850 – 929)

Omar Khayyám (Persia, 1048 – 1131)

Ulugh Beg (Timurid Iran, 1394 – 1449)

Nicolaus Copernicus (Royal Prussia, 1473 – 1543)

Tycho Brahe (Denmark, 1546 – 1601)

Galileo Galilei (Italy, 1564 – 1642)

Johannes Kepler (Germany, 1571 – 1630)

Johann Bayer (Germany, 1572 – 1625)

Isaac Newton (Britain, 1643 – 1727)

John Flamsteed (England, 1646 – 1719)

Edmond Halley (England, 1656 – 1742)

James Bradley (England, 1693 – 1762)

Anders Celsius (1701 – 1744)

Benjamin Banneker (USA, 1731 – 1806)

Caroline Herschel (Britain, 1750 – 1848)

Franz Xaver von Zach (Germany, 1753-1832)

Alexis Bouvard (France, 1767 – 1843)

John Pond (England, 1767 – 1836)

Carl Friedrich Gauss (Germany, 1777 – 1855)

Adolphe Quetelet (Belgium, 1796 – 1874)

William Lassell (Britain, 1799 – 1880)

George Biddell Airy (England, 1801 – 1892)

Maria Mitchell (USA, 1818 – 1889)

John Couch Adams (Britain, 1819 – 1892)

Charles Augustus Young (USA, 1834 – 1908)

Hermann Carl Vogel (Germany, 1841 – 1907)

Edward Emerson Barnard (USA, 1857 – 1923)

Annie Jump Cannon (USA, 1863 – 1941)

Auguste Charlois (France, 1864 – 1910)

Arthur Eddington (England, 1882 – 1944)

Edwin Powell Hubble (USA, 1889 – 1953)

Otto Struve (Russia, USA, 1897 – 1963)

Paul Oswald Ahnert (Germany, 1897 – 1989)

Gerard Kuiper (Netherlands, USA, 1905 – 1973)

Karl Guthe Jansky (USA, 1905 – 1950)

Clyde Tombaugh (USA, 1906 – 1997)

Adriaan Blaauw (Netherlands, 1914 – 2010 )

John Dobson (1915 – 2014)

Luboš Perek (Czech Republic, 1919 – 2020)

Margaret Burbidge (Britain, 1919 – 2020)

Olin J. Eggen (1919-1998)

Vera Rubin (USA, 1928 – 2016)

Frank Drake (USA, 1930 – present)

Carl Sagan (USA, 1934 – 1996)

Robert Wilson (USA, 1936 – present)

Kip Thorne (USA, 1940 – present)

Martin Rees (England, 1942 – present)

Stephen Hawking (Britain, 1942 – 2018)

Jocelyn Bell (Ireland, 1943 – present)

David Levy (USA, 1948-present)

Heather Couper (Britain, 1949-2020)

Schelte J. Bus (USA, 1956-present)

Andrea Ghez (USA, 1965-present)
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