When did the geocentric view of the universe originate?
In ancient times
How did the telescope make a difference in astronomers view of the universe?
a closer view of stars and planets
Who was Galileo Galilei?
Was born in 1564 in the Italian city of Pisa.
How did Galileo first prove Aristotle wrong about something?
He said that in hailstorms, bigger hailstones fall faster than smaller ones. Yet, when Galileo carefully watched hail falling from the sky, he thought aristotle might have been wrong
What were some of Galileo's inventions?
World's first thermometer and telescope
What discoveries Galileo make through his new telescope?
Rough surfaced moon, many more heavenly objects, stars and the moon. Also evidence of the earths rotation and movement around the sun and other planets
How did these discoveries affect Galileo's view of the universe?
They convinced him that Copernicus' heliocentric view was correct and that the geocentric view was wrong
How did Galileo's discoveries affect the church leaders?
They shocked and angered them
Why did the roman catholic church try Galileo and threaten him with torture?
His heliocentric view opposed the churches geocentric view
What did Galileo decide to do in the face of this challenge?
He denied believing in the heliocentric view, returned home and never spoke publicly about it again
What is one of his greatest contributions to our scientific knowledge about earth?
A scientist who built on the work of Galileo
Who was isaac newton?
He was the first to describe the idea of gravity
What is gravity? Why is it necessary to heliocentric universe?
The force of attraction between 2 objects; it is necessary to hold people and objects to a spinning earth and to keep the planets around the sun in an orderly motion
What is the new scientific method?
A way of studying and posing questions about things and nature and testing ideas about them for truth and possibility