The scientific revolution

  • Jan 1, 1473

    Nicholas Copernicus

    Nicholas Copernicus was a Polish astronomer and mathematician who was a proponent of the view of an Earth in daily motion about its axis and in yearly motion around a stationary sun.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Scientific Revolution

    The Scientific Revolution was nothing less than a revolution in the way the individual perceives the world. As such, this revolution was primarily an epistemological revolution -- it changed man's thought process. It was an intellectual revolution -- a revolution in human knowledge.
  • Jan 1, 1573

    Tycho Brahe published "De Nova Stella

    In his De nova stella of 1573, he destroyed the theory of the celestial spheres with precision measurements that showed the celestial heavens were not immutable as previously assumed by Aristotle
  • Galileo disproves Aristotle Theory of heavery objects fall faster then lite objects

    Galileo disproves Aristotles theory that heavery object will fall faster than liter objects, but insted they fall at the same rate.
  • Starry messedger is published

    When, in March 1610, he published his discovery of the lunar surface and the moons of Jupiter in a Latin treatise entitled Sidereus Nuncius, or "The Starry Messenger," he went so far as to dedicate the work to Cosimo, and even named the newly discovered moons the "Medicean Stars," after the Medici family.
  • Neutons first reflecting teloscope

    Isaac Newton builds his first reflecting telescope; the design, which includes an eyepiece and a concave mirror, is known today as 'Newtonian'
  • Isaac Newton publishes the first edition of his Opticks

    Isaac Newton (1642-1727) publishes the first edition of his Opticks, based on work done during his days a Cambridge, including a series of speculations about nature and natural philosophy under enumerated as "Queries".
  • Newton dies

    March 18 - Newton's health fails, he collapses and borders on death; shortly thereafter, Newton dies at Kensington between 1.00 and 2.00am. On 28 March his body lays in state in Westminster Abbey where he is buried on 4 April.