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Beginning of Astrono

the beginnings of astronomy

TermDefinition
Heliocentric The sun is at the center with all the planets revolving around it in an ellipse
Geocentric The Earth is at the center with all the planets revolving around it in a circle
Ellipse The shape of the planets' orbit, oval shape
Ptolemy a Greek geocentric astronomer who thought the planets revolved and rotates in their own celestial sphere
Romans Name the the following planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars Jupiter, and Saturn
Greeks First given credit for observing the solar system
Brahe A danish, heliocentric astronomer who observed and recorded the planets for over 20 years the planets
Galileo Created the telescope and made discoveries that supported a heliocentric system
Plato A Greek astronomer who thought the planets went around the Earth in a circle
Aristotle A student of Plato, thought everything was made up of air, earth, fire and water
Copernicus The father of the Heliocentric model, he was not believed in his time
Kepler Using the observations of Brahe, proved the orbit of planets are ellipses
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