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Scientific Discoveries Timeline

Timeline created by yourfullpotential in Science and Technology
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
250px heliocentric
Sep 8th, 1543
The heliocentric model-Nicolaus Copernicus Nicolaus Copernicus invented the heliocentric model, the heliocentric model, centered around the sun. He claimed that all the planets, including Earth, moved in orbits around the sun, and showed how this new system could accurately calculate the positions of the planets.
800px magnetosphere rendition Earth's magnetic field William Gilbert discovered the Earth's magnetic field, he proposed that the Earth acts like a big magnet whose field aligns the small magnet used as a compass needle.
Galileo The Moon is observed. Galileo observes the Moon. He discovered the Moon had mountains, valleys, and plains like the Earth. He called the dark regions of the Moon maria, the Latin word for seas.
Scientificmethod.jpg The Scentific Method René Descartes dicovered the Scientific Method in 1637
Mercury barometer The Mercury Barometer Evangelista Torricelli invents the mercury barometer
Huygens Saturns rings and a moon discovered. Using a telescope he made, Huygens first identified Saturn's rings and one of Saturn's moons.
Sun Law of Gravity 1666-Sir Issac Newton discovered the Law of Gravity. This is seen to be the start of Modern Astronomy.
Volv3sm Microscopic Organisms Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered micro-organisms in pond water
800px sun to earth The speed of light Ole Rømer did the first measurement of the speed of light
Leydenjar The Leyden Jar Ewald Jürgen Georg von Kleist invented the Leyden jar
Kid uranus Uranus is discovered William Herschel discovers Uranus. While measuring the directions and brightnesses of stars, Herschel found a fuzzy spot that moved among the stars. This was Uranus, the first planet that was not known to the ancients.
Batteries The electric battery Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery
Anesthesia glossary 78 Anesthesia William Morton discovers anesthesia.
Periodic table The Periodic Table Dmitri Mendeleev established the Periodic table
Xray01 X-rays Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen invented the X-ray
Isotopes The atomic number Henry Moseley: defined atomic number
Bigbang The Big Bang Georges Lemaître discovered the theory of the Big Bang
Humanchromosomeschromomycina3 The chromosome Oswald Avery proves that DNA is the genetic material of the chromosome
Moon landing Men Land on the Moon Astronauts Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong land on the Moon.
Hst sm Hubble Space Telescope Hubble Space Telescope put into orbit from space shuttle Discovery.
773px dollyscotland  crop A sheep is cloned Roslin Institute cloned Dolly the sheep using the process of nuclear transfer.