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  1. study of the universe

  2. Italian astronomer and mathematician who was the first to use a telescope to study the stars

  3. a division of the year that is based on the orbit of the moon around the earth

  4. Assistant to Brahe; used Brahe's data to prove that the earth moved in an elliptical, not circular, orbit; Wrote 3 laws of planetary motion based on mechanical relationships and accurately predicted movements of planets in a sun-centered universe; Demolished old systems of Aristotle and Ptolemy

3 True/False questions

  1. Tycho Brahe
    Danish Astronomer who produced large amounts of astromatical data but believed that other planets rotated around the sun while the sun and moon rotated around the earth


  2. Ptolemy
    ancient scientist who said earth was the center of the universe


  3. day
    the time required for the Earth to orbit once around the sun