Historical Developments of the Solar System

  • 150


    Ptolemy is best known for his essay Almagest. He supported the geocentric method. Ptolemy was the creator of the geocentric belief.
  • May 12, 1543

    Nicolause Copernicus

    Nicolause Copernicus
    Nicolause 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 Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Tycho 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 Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Johannes 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
  • Galileo

    Galileo 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 Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Isaac Newton believed in the Heliocentric belief. He wrote about gravitation and the heliocentric theory in his book Principia Mathematica in 1687.