Galileo and his Theory

What did people see it as

What happened then?

The issue that happened in the 17th century was that Galileo supported heliocentric theory which was thought of by Copernicus. This ended up putting him in jail for life by the Roman Catholic Church in 1633 because the public disagreed with the theory. Although he was to serve his sentence by being imprisoned, due to his advanced age by then he was able to serve the remaining sentence under house arrest.

About Galileo

Galileo was an extremely talented person. He was an Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and also a mathematician who played a major part of the scientific revolution during the Renaissance period. His achievements include upgrades to the telescope, frequent observations in the field of astronomy and support for heliocentrism (the theory invented by Copernicus). Galileo has been nicknamed the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", and the "father of modern science". Each name he has been given, relates to one of the achievements that he has attained

Galileo's Theory about the Earth

The theory that Galileo discovered was that the Earth was not at the centre of the universe, but it was the Sun that every other planet rotated around. Even though he explained this theory to others no one believed him. Now there's a change in what we think...

What we think of it

Without the theory that Galileo thought of, we would see the world much differently than as we see it now so thank you Galileo!