St.Peter Museum of Arts And Science
Presenting: Astronomers in the Renaissance
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543)
Tycho Brahe (Finished Work in 1580)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
-Saw Milky Way was made of individual stars which means they are very far way.
-Saw that the Sun and Moon had features and irregularities. He discovered the moon had mountains and valleys and the Sun had sun spots.
-Saw that Jupiter had its own moons, with the inner moons revolving more quickly.
-Saw that Saturn had appendage, but his telescope wasn't strong enough to see the rings.
During Galileo's life he faced many problems with the Catholic Church, but by the time Galileo died many scholars accepted the heliocentric model and new discoveries sparked the interest in others to learn more.