Daily Archives: February 1, 2015

Johannes Kepler in Context

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571-November 15, 1630) Johannes Kepler contributed significantly to the world of astronomy by finally proving that planetary orbits were not perfect circles, but ellipses. Up until his time, all astronomers insisted that the planets orbits be perfect circles because everything in the universe was created by God, and God was perfect.… Continue reading Johannes Kepler in Context Continue reading

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Putting Copernicus into Context

Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473-24 May 1543) Picture source Nicholas Copernicus is significant to astronomy because of his theory that the sun was at the center of the universe. While this had been proposed by Aristarchus in ancient Greece, it was not taken seriously until Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, which kicked … Continue reading Putting Copernicus into Context Continue reading

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Putting Copernicus into Context

Nicolaus Copernicus¬†(19 February 1473-24 May 1543) Picture source Nicholas Copernicus is significant to astronomy because of his theory that the sun was at the center of the universe. While this had been proposed by Aristarchus in ancient Greece, it was not taken seriously until Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, which kicked … Continue reading Putting Copernicus into Context Continue reading

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