Planet Timeline Year 7

Timeline created by Harshil Kakkar
  • -150 BCE

    Claudios Ptolemy

    Ptolemy was an astronomer and mathematician. He believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe. The word for earth in Greek is geo, so we call this idea a "geocentric" theory
  • 1510

    Nicolaus Copernicus

  • 1531

    Halleys Comet

    Halley is famous in his own right for analyzing the orbits of comets, which he showed to be elliptical and periodic. Halley's Comet returned, as he predicted, in 1758, 15 years after his death. (The comet last appeared in 1986, and next will appear in 2061.)
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de' Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymath, from Pisa. Galileo has been called the "father of observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of the scientific method", and the "father of modern science"
  • Johannes Kelper