Halley, Edmond

 (1655–1742) Not Edmund. English astronomer; he did not discover the comet named after him, but rather predicted its return.

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  • Halley, Edmond — (8 nov. 1656, Haggerston, Shoreditch, cerca de Londres, Inglaterra–14 ene. 1742, Greenwich, cerca de Londres). Astrónomo y matemático inglés. Estudió en la Universidad de Oxford. En 1676 navegó hacia el Atlántico sur con la intención de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Halley, Edmond — born Nov. 8, 1656, Haggerston, Shoreditch, near London died Jan. 14, 1742, Greenwich, near London English astronomer and mathematician. He studied at the University of Oxford. In 1676 he set sail for the South Atlantic with the intention of… …   Universalium

  • Halley , Edmond — (1656–1742) British astronomer and physicist Edmond (or Edmund) Halley was the son of a wealthy London merchant. He was educated at St. Paul s School, London, and at Oxford University. He left Oxford without a degree in 1676, but having already… …   Scientists

  • Halley, Edmond — (1656 AD 1742 AD)    This English astronomer applied Newton s laws of motion to historical comet data. This allowed him to predict the reappearance of the comet which now bears his name …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • Halley's comet — n. a famous comet, last seen in 1986, whose reappearance about every 76 years was predicted by HALLEY Edmond …   English World dictionary

  • Edmond Halley — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Halley. Edmond Halley Edmond Halley avec un schéma illustrant ses Théories de la Terre creuse. Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Edmond Halley — Infobox Scientist name = Edmond Halley image width = 240px caption = Portraiture by Thomas Murray, ca. 1687 birth date = birth date|1656|11|08 birth place = Haggerston, Shoreditch, London, England death date = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • Halley (Komet) — 1P/Halley Der Halleysche Komet am 8. März 1986 (W. Liller) Eigenschaften des Orbits (Simulation) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Halley's comet — /hal eez/ or, sometimes, /hay leez/, n. a comet with a period averaging 76 years. In this century it was visible to terrestrial observers just before and after reaching perihelion in 1910 and again in 1986. [named after Edmund HALLEY, who first… …   Universalium

  • Edmond Halley — noun English astronomer who used Newton s laws of motion to predict the period of a comet (1656 1742) • Syn: ↑Halley, ↑Edmund Halley • Instance Hypernyms: ↑astronomer, ↑uranologist, ↑stargazer * * * Edmond …   Useful english dictionary

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