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Astronomy Lesson 8: The Dawning of Astrophysics
Wherein we discuss the accomplishments of Nicolas Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler in the advancement of science. We talk about the transition to a heliocentric model, and how the groundwork was laid for it to be supported eventually by Newton.
- Nicolaus Copernicus
- Tycho Brahe
- Johannes Kepler
- Kepler's laws of planetary motion
- The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown