Thursday, October 1, 2015

Giovanni Cassini (1625-1712, Italian) English lesson, History of Astronomy

Giovanni Cassini was ahead of his time.  He calculated many different things about the Solar System, and was Director of the Paris Observatory as well as his sons and grandsons.

Vocabulary


Questions

Where was Cassini born? 
Where did he study and become professor of Astronomy?
Why did he move to France? 
Why were the moons of Jupiter important to measure?
Which of Saturn's moons did he discover?
Who helped him with the calculations of the distance to Mars?
Which projects did he initiate as the Director of the Paris observatory? 






Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, - Professional English Teacher  




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