Johann Gottfried Galle (1812-1910). Based on the calculations of Urbain Le Verrier, Galle and his assistant Heinrich Louis d'Arrest at the Berlin Observatory found the planet Neptune. The orbit of Uranus wasn't quite fitting the expected one and Le Verrier thought it was because the gravity of an unknown planet was affecting it. (Portrait: Olga Radomsky) ©Mona Evans, "Neptune Facts for Kids" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33048.asp Gall, Assistant, Le Verriere, For Kids, Johannes Gottfried, Dr. Who, German Astronomical, The Sea, Planets Neptune
Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826). German astronomer and celestial cartographer. He calculated the orbit of Uranus and gave the planet its name - Uranus was the father of Saturn. He is also known for Bode's Law, which isn't a law but a formula that describes the distances of the first seven planets from the Sun. (It doesn't work for Neptune.) (Science Photo Library) ©Mona Evans, "Bode and Bode's Law" www.bellaonline.c...
Giovanni Cassini - Fue un astrónomo, geodesta e ingeniero francés de origen italiano. Contemporáneo de Isaac Newton que realizó numerosas contribuciones observacionales a la astronomía del sistema solar que acabarían siendo fundamentales para apuntalar su teoría de la gravitación. 1625-1712
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594) With over hundreds of published works, Italian composer, Palestrina was the most famous representative of the Roman School of musical composition, and greatly influenced the development of music in the Roman Catholic Church. Because its voicing is extremely well balanced and beautifully harmonized, Palestrina's polyphonic music is smooth, pure, and transparent in sound.