Monthly Archives: May 2011

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was a mathematician, physicist, theologian, astronomer, alchemist and a natural philosopher from Britain. He was born on January 4, 1643 in a village called Woolsthorpe Manor. His discovery of the law of universal gravitation is considered a … Continue reading

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Brahe

Tycho Brahe was born in 1546 and was of Danish decent. Brahe made many advances in the knowledge of the solar system that aided the studies of men that would follow in his footsteps. Brahe made discoveries about the lack … Continue reading

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Newton

Newton was an english mathematician who was the one who thought up the theory of gravity and one of the first to understand the theory of optics. He invented the reflector telescope which allowed the images in the telescope to … Continue reading

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Ptolemy

He was a mathematician, astronomer, and geographer.  He was one of the first of the first astronomers. He jump-started astronomy in Greece. Its important to know that in addition to his well known works in astronomy, Ptolemy was very important … Continue reading

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Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus was an astronomer in the Renaissance period. He was the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. He wrote a book called On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres, is believed to have started … Continue reading

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Aristotle

Aristotle studied and taught mathematical logic in the 300’s BC. He believed there were four “causes” of any object which were material, formal, moving, and aim/purpose. He was important because he was the first person to really look into the … Continue reading

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Copernicus

Copernicus was a polish astronomer born in 1473, however he went to university in Cracow where he studied math and optics.  In 1530 he wrote his book about the findings he made with his bare eyes. In this he stated that … Continue reading

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galileo

Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy on February 15th, 1564. In 1609 he learned of the telescope which was in Holland. He later used a refracting telescope to make very important discoveries. He discovered with this telescope that Jupiter … Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei was born on 1564 in Pisa, Italy. When he became an adult, he had an interest in outer space. He followed the theories of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. He later proved their theories of how the sun … Continue reading

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