Scientific Revolution

Oscar Christopher Contreras 6th period

What was the change

A major change in the European thought starting in the mid 1500, in which the study of natural world began to be characterized by careful observations and the questioning of accepted believes.

who were the people associated with the change ?

Galileo Galilei

italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the science of motion,astronomy and strength of materials and

Nicolas Copernicus

Between 1491 and about 1494 Copernicus studied liberal arts, including astronomy and astrology at the University of Cracow. Like many students of his time, however, he left before completing his degree, resuming his studies in Italy at the University of Bologna, where his uncle had obtained a doctorate in canon law in 1473.

Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler, German astronomer who discovered three major laws of planetary motion, conventionally designated as follows:

(1) the planets move in elliptical orbits with the sun at one focus.

(2) the time necessary to traverse any arc of a planetary orbit is proportional to the area of the sector between the central body and that arc (the “area law”)

(3) there is an exact relationship between the squares of the planets’ periodic times and the cubes of the radii of their orbits (the “harmonic law”).

How did the change impact society at the time ?

Everybody started questioning science and the universe.

Galileo was in house arrest for corrupting peoples minds.

How is that change evidenced in today's modern society ?

Galileo had a scientific method which was the hypothesis to organize data. without Nicolas we would have been able to determine the equinox or even other things orbit the earth and sun alike.