Sweeting Ancient Astronomers

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  • -240 BCE


    Eratosthenes measures the Circumference of the Earth, and was by low estimates, only 900 miles off.
  • 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus

    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Nicolaus Copernicus was the first Scientist to suggest a Heliocentric model of the solar system. A system where the sun was the center of the solar system, not the earth.
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler
    Johannes Kepler is best known for discovering that the Planetary orbits were elliptical instead of circular as Copernicus had believed
  • Sir Isaac Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton
    Sir Isaac Newton is best known for his theory of Universal Gravitation, as well as his three laws of motion, which lead to the term Newtonian Physics.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein was a German Born Physicist who is Best known for his theories of relativity, which Shapes our understanding of Science to this day
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    Claudius Ptolemy

    Claudius Ptolemy was a Mathematician and Astronomer who cataloged a thousand stars including their position, brightness, and constellations that would define Astronomy for 1000 years.
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    Tycho Brahe

    Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer who is best known for his precise observations before the invention of a telescope