Nov 8, 2011

Edmond Halley Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 355th birthday of Edmond Halley.

Top 5 facts about Edmond Halley:

1. Edmond Halley was born on 8 November 1656.

2. He was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. 

3. Halley is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. 

4. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, following in the footsteps of John Flamsteed.

5. Halley died on 14 January 1742. (via Wikipedia)

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