Early Thinkers - Willy Fiallo

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  • Feb 19, 1473

    Nicholas Copernicus

    Nicholas Copernicus
    Nichoals Copernicus developed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the center of our solar system is the sun. He moved away from the widely accepted geocentric model.
  • Oct 24, 1546

    Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe
    Tycho Brahe made relativley accurate measuremets of the brightest stars in our sky, this was done through the use of the scentific method. He continually repeated his processes to create more precise measurments.
  • Feb 15, 1564

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Galileo developed an improved telescope, discovered the 4 largest moons of Jupiter, and discovered that venus has phases equivalent to our moon.
  • Dec 27, 1571

    Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Proved that the heliocentric model was accurate through the use of mar's elliptical orbit.
  • Giovanni Cassini

    Giovanni Cassini
    Famed for the discovery of planet Saturn.
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton developed the laws of motion
  • Edmond Halley

    Edmond Halley
    Halley predicted the now-named comet halley's comet revisitation date accurately.
  • Charles Messier

    Charles Messier
    Charles Messier was a French astronomer most known for creating an astronomical index consisting of nebulae and star clusters.
  • William Herschel

    William Herschel
    Famed for the discovery of planet Uranus.
  • Anne Jump Cannon

    Anne Jump Cannon
    Anne Jump Cannon's work established a contemporary stellar classification.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    He created the theory of relativity.
  • Edwin Hubble

    Edwin Hubble
    Hubble was an amercian astronomer who helped institute the field of extragalactic astronomy.
  • Frank Drake

    Frank Drake
    Worked in the field searching for the existence of extraterrestial intelligence, was a found of SETI.
  • Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan
    Conrtibuted a huge amount to the field of astronomy, and hosted the original cosmos series.
  • Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking
    Worked on gravitational singularity theorem, and predicted blach holes emit radiation.