Scientific Revolution

  • Oct 12, 1492

    Discovery of New World

    Discovery of New World
    Christopher Columbus discovered the New World while looking for the Silk Road.
  • Aug 16, 1514

    Copernicus's Commentariolus

    Copernicus's Commentariolus
    Manuscript that Copernicus privately distributed to his friends and colleges. The manuscript contained Copernicus's heliocentric theory.
  • Sep 17, 1543

    Publication of On The Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres

    Publication of On The Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres
    De revolutionibus orbium coelestium or On The Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres, shows Copernicus's heliocentric theory and helped usher in the Scientific Revolution.
  • Giordano Bruno burned at the stake

    Giordano Bruno burned at the stake
    Giordano Bruno was found guilty for heresy for his cosmological ideas and was burned at the stake.
  • "Father of Modern Astronomy"

    "Father of Modern Astronomy"
    With his improvised telecope Galileo discovered four sattelits orbiting Jupiter and made observations about Venus on September of the same year. He developed a full set of phases of the planet which proved Copernicus's heliocentric concept of solar system.
  • Letters on Sunspots

    Letters on Sunspots
    In Galileo's "Lettere on Sunspots" Galileo correctly identifies the sunspots as markings on the solar surface instead of the idea of them being planets. By observing the sunspots Galileo inferred that the Sun rotated on an axis. This caused an argument with Scheiner who belived in the perfection of the heavens.
  • Rudolphine Tables

    Rudolphine Tables
    Tycho's dying wish was to complete an astronomical table for Rudolph II. Kepler was trusted with this task and used Tycho's data and his own laws of planetary motion and published the tables in 1627.
  • Trial of Galileo

    Trial of Galileo
    Galileo was called before the Inquisition in Rome and was suspected of heresy in the supporting of the Copernicanism hypohesis. He was placed under house arrest and monitored for the rest of his life.
  • Issac Newton's Telescope

    Issac Newton's Telescope
    Issac Newton builds his first reflecting telescope. The design of the telescope includes an eyeglass and a concave mirror.
  • Newton's Death

    Newton's Death
    Newton's health failed because of infflamation in his lungs and he collapses and dies at Kensigton between 1:00 and 2:00am.