Daily Archives: February 3, 2013

Johannes he-was-so-awesome Kepler

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) played a huge role in the scientific revolution of the late 16th and 17th centuries. Initially hired by Brahe to make sense of his observations of planetary movements, Kepler went on to prove that planetary orbits are not circles but ellipses. He investigated further and soon […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Newton: 1642-1727 Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity radically changed our perspective of the Earth and our Moon’s orbit.  Although many scientists before Newton had discredited Aristotle’s theory on a geo-centric universe, the understanding of gravity was the cherry on top … Continue reading Continue reading

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