Scientific Discoveries Timeline

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  • Sep 8th, 1543

    The heliocentric model-Nicolaus Copernicus

    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.
  • Earth's magnetic field

    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.
  • The Moon is observed.

    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.
  • The Scentific Method

    The Scentific Method
    René Descartes dicovered the Scientific Method in 1637
  • The Mercury Barometer

    The Mercury Barometer
    Evangelista Torricelli invents the mercury barometer
  • Saturns rings and a moon discovered.

    Saturns rings and a moon discovered.
    Using a telescope he made, Huygens first identified Saturn's rings and one of Saturn's moons.
  • Law of Gravity

    Law of Gravity
    1666-Sir Issac Newton discovered the Law of Gravity. This is seen to be the start of Modern Astronomy.
  • Microscopic Organisms

    Microscopic Organisms
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek discovered micro-organisms in pond water
  • The speed of light

    The speed of light
    Ole Rømer did the first measurement of the speed of light
  • The Leyden Jar

    The Leyden Jar
    Ewald Jürgen Georg von Kleist invented the Leyden jar
  • Uranus is discovered

    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.
  • The electric battery

    The electric battery
    Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery
  • Anesthesia

    Anesthesia
    William Morton discovers anesthesia.
  • The Periodic Table

    The Periodic Table
    Dmitri Mendeleev established the Periodic table
  • X-rays

    X-rays
    Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen invented the X-ray
  • The atomic number

    The atomic number
    Henry Moseley: defined atomic number
  • The Big Bang

    The Big Bang
    Georges Lemaître discovered the theory of the Big Bang
  • The chromosome

    The chromosome
    Oswald Avery proves that DNA is the genetic material of the chromosome
  • Men Land on the Moon

    Men Land on the Moon
    Astronauts Edwin Aldrin and Neil Armstrong land on the Moon.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    Hubble Space Telescope put into orbit from space shuttle Discovery.
  • A sheep is cloned

    A sheep is cloned
    Roslin Institute cloned Dolly the sheep using the process of nuclear transfer.