Eratosthenesthe earth was round
He invented a system of longitude and latitude and made a map of the known world.
Claudius Ptolemygeocentric theory
enabled astronomers to make accurate predictions of planetary positions and solar and lunar eclipses
Period: 1510 to 1543
nicolaus copernicusheliocentric theory
the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun, or the Heliocentric Theory of the universe.
Nov 11, 1572
tycho braheC/1590 E1
made accurate observations of the stars and planets
Johannes Keplerthe Earth and planets travel about the sun in elliptical orbits.
celestial harmonies that reflected God's design for the universe.
Sir Isaac Newtonthe universal law of gravitation.
helped keep the planets rotating around the sun and creates the ebbs and flows of rivers and tides.
Albert Einsteinthe theory of relativity
which revolutionized our understanding of space, time, gravity, and the universe.