A Brief Review of Cosmological Models

  • Jeremy Wood
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)


The ancients had no telescopes and so could only use their own eyes to observe the heavens. They saw the Sun, the Moon, the stars and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.


Angular diameter Angular distance Angular speed Arcminutes Arcseconds Celestial equator Celestial sphere Circumpolar stars Conjunction Copernican model Cosmological model Degrees Deferent Diurnal motion Eccentric Ecliptic Epicycle Geocentric model Heliocentric model Horizon Inferior conjunction Latitude Maximum elongation Nadir North celestial pole Opposition Prograde motion Ptolemaic model Retrograde motion South celestial pole Superior conjunction Zenith Zodiac 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Hazard Community and Technical CollegeHazardUSA

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