The winning submissions include Gemma Seddon's Space Duck design based on Toxteth born Jeremiah Horrocks
as one of the founding fathers of British Astronomy.
One of my transit tales was about Jeremiah Horrocks
, the first observer of a transit, in 1639.
In the 1600s when Jeremiah Horrocks
first discovered we could do this it was probably one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs ever - it meant we could find out how big the solar system was and how big everything else was," said the 27-year-old.
It commemorates the brilliant astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks
from Toxteth Park, who died in 1642 aged just 22, and has been put in place as part of the Liverpool Discovers festival of street art.
HAPPENED THIS DAY 1639 Jeremiah Horrocks
became the first astronomer to observe the transit of Venus.
The first recorded Venus transit was observed by two English amateurs: Jeremiah Horrocks
and William Crabtree in 1639.
Stephenson describes the work of two authors who did try to grapple with Kepler's complicated theories, the English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks
and the Italian Jesuit Giovanni Battista Riccioli (who wrote on the history of astronomy), and he is the first to give these authors deserved recognition.
Venus Seen on the Sun: The First Observation of a Transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks
RE: YOUR article in the Daily Post of February 15 about the "Interactive Sculpture" dedicated to Jeremiah Horrocks
It will only be the sixth time the event will have been seen since the first recorded sighting by British astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks
Horrocks Avenue, L19: Jeremiah Horrocks
, known as the founder of English astronomy, was born in the Lower Lodge of Toxteth Park in 1619.
I would dispute that Jeremiah Horrocks
calculated the length of the astronomical unit as 180 million km (my reading of his calculations suggests half that value) but certainly his estimate was much greater than received wisdom at the time.