PtolemyPtolemy is best known for his essay Almagest. He supported the geocentric method. Ptolemy was the creator of the geocentric belief.
May 12, 1543
Nicolause CopernicusNicolause Copernicus was an astromor during the Renaissance peiod. He was the first person to belive in Heliocentrism. His book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is thought to be the beginings of modern astronomy and the scientific revolution.
Nov 12, 1546
Tycho BraheTycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer who made scientific breakthroughs with planets and stars. His evidences were the most accurate of his day. Tycho came up with the theory that all the planets orbit the sun, with the exception of earth. He believed the sun orbited the earth.
Nov 12, 1571
Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler was a German Astronomer. Kepler was an apprentice under Tycho Brahe, he gained uch scientific wealth studying under the infamous scientist. He created 3 laws.
1.The Planets move in orbits about the Sun that are ellipses
2 . The planets move such that the line between the Sun and the Planet sweeps out the same area in the same area in the same time no matter where in the orbit.
3. The square of the period of the orbit of a planet is proportional to the mean distance from the Su
GalileoGalileo played a key role in the scientific revolution. He made improvements to the telescope and then exhibited the many phases of Venus. He then diminished the liability of the methods of Ptolemy and all of Geocentricism. Galileo is named the"father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and the "Father of Modern Science."
Sir Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton believed in the Heliocentric belief. He wrote about gravitation and the heliocentric theory in his book Principia Mathematica in 1687.