Scientific Revolution

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In History
  • Jan 1, 1497

    Made astronomical observations of orbits of sun, moon, planets .Theorized that Earth wasn't stationary. Also theorized that Earth tilted on its axis once a day & that the planets rotated around the sun.

    Made astronomical observations of orbits of sun, moon, planets .Theorized that Earth wasn't stationary. Also theorized that Earth tilted on its axis once a day & that the planets rotated around the sun.
    Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543)
  • May 24, 1543

    His future advanced book,On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres ,was published.

    His future advanced book,On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres ,was published.
    Nicolas Copernicus
  • Jan 1, 1566

    In 1566 was wounded in a duel over who was the greatest mathematician of all time. He covered the scar on the bridge of his nose with a silver/copper plate.

    In 1566 was wounded in a duel over who was the greatest mathematician of all time. He covered the scar on the bridge of his nose with a silver/copper plate.
  • Dec 27, 1571

    Johannes Kepler is born.

    Johannes Kepler is born.
  • Nov 11, 1572

    November 11, 1572, observed one of the first supernovae to be seen with the naked eye (suddenly a new star existed where none had before)

    November 11, 1572, observed one of the first supernovae to be seen with the naked eye (suddenly a new star existed where none had before)
  • Galileo begins to work on certain problems in physics, following Archimedes rather than Aristotle. He invents a hydrostatic balance.

    Galileo begins to work on certain problems in physics, following Archimedes rather than Aristotle. He invents a hydrostatic balance.
    Galileo
  • Invents a machine for raising water, a pump driven by horses. In 1594 he receives a patent on this design from the Venetian Senate

    Invents a machine for raising water, a pump driven by horses. In 1594 he receives a patent on this design from the Venetian Senate
    Galileo
  • Galileo experiments with the pendulum in connection with natural accelerated motion. His friend, the physician Santorio Santorio uses the pendulum principle to invent a pulsilogium, a hand-held pendulum with which to take the pulse.

    Galileo experiments with the pendulum in connection with natural accelerated motion. His friend, the physician Santorio Santorio uses the pendulum principle to invent a pulsilogium, a hand-held pendulum with which to take the pulse.
    Galileo
  • Between 1609 and 1619 Kepler developed his three laws of planetary motion in Astronomia Nova and Harmonices Mundi

    Between 1609 and 1619 Kepler developed his three laws of planetary motion in Astronomia Nova and Harmonices Mundi
  • he became the first to explain accurately how light behaves within the eye, how eyeglasses improve vision, and what happens to light in a telescope.

    he became the first to explain accurately how light behaves within the eye, how eyeglasses improve vision, and what happens to light in a telescope.
  • He also determined that planets move faster as they near the Sun (second law), and in 1619 he showed that a simple mathematical formula related the planets' orbital periods to their distance from the Sun (third law).

    He also determined that planets move faster as they near the Sun (second law), and in 1619 he showed that a simple mathematical formula related the planets' orbital periods to their distance from the Sun (third law).
  • Born on January 4, 1643, Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician and astronomer.

    Born on January 4, 1643, Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist, mathematician and astronomer.
    Sir Isaac Newton
  • Discovery of light

    Discovery of light
    Newton had discovered that sunlight is comprised of all the colors of the rainbow, which could not only be separated but recombined into white light. Though he made his experiments on light as early as 1666, when he was only 24 years old, he didn't publish his classic Opticks, which summarized his findings on light and color, until 1704.
  • Sir Isaac Newton built his own reflecting telescope in 1668.

    Sir Isaac Newton built his own reflecting telescope in 1668.