How to Know the Starry Heavens (1904)
by Edward Irving (9780217849685)

How to Know the Starry Heavens (1904)
 
Edward Irving
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 92
Category: Study Aids
ISBN: 9780217849685
ISBN-10: 0217849687



Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Fig. 7. ? Northern Star-trails Photographed by Baruard, with twelve hours' exposure. Fig. 8. ? The Diiter, Or Great Beam, At Intebvals Of Six Hours It will be Been that the two " pointers " are always in u I"1 with the Pole-star. chapter{Section 4CHAPTER II RIVAL THEORIES TO EXPLAIN THE APPARENT MOTI01S7S OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES (A) THE EARTH-CENTRED THEORIES OF THE UNIVERSE "Then the Evening (Erev) and the Morning (Voker) brought to a close the Third Day (Yam). "And the Mighty Ones (Elohim) said: 'Let there be luminaries in the Hammered Plate (fiakia) of the sky, to separate the Day (Yom.) from the Night (Lylah);1 let them be for signs and to mark the seasons, Days (Yamim), and years; let them serve as luminaries, in the Hammered Plate of the sky, to give light upon the Earth.' And it was so. "And the Mighty Ones made two great luminaries, the larger one to preside over the Day (Yam), and the smaller one over the Night (Lylah). They made] tin stars aim. " The Mighty Ones placed them in the Hammered Plate of the sky, to give light upon the Earth, to preside over the Day (Yam), and the Night (Lylah), and to separate the light from the darkness. The Mighty Ones saw that it was good. '' Then the Evening (Erev) and the Morning (Voker) brought to a close the Fourth Day (Yrm)." ? Book of Origins, I, 1-19 (A. ZazeVt Translation). EARLY FLAT-WORLD SUPPOSITIONS IN trying to explain the observed motions real (or apparent) of the heavenly bodies the ancients were handicapped by their ignorance of the world itself. This appeared, from their local standpoint, to be a flat though uneven surface, the lower parts of which were filled with water. Their experiences on this Earth also prevented them from realising the possibility of anything solid and heavy rema...

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