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Heliocentric Theory

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Diana Tran

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Transcript of Heliocentric Theory

Who developed the
Heliocentric Theory?
The Heliocentric Theory was first proposed by an astronomer and mathematician named Aristarchus of Samos, in the 3rd century BCE. At the time, other astronomers rejected the theory because the thought there would be more parallax shift if the Earth orbited the Sun and the loss of scientific works of the Hellenistic Era.
How was the Heliocentric Theory proved?
Nicolaus created the heliocentric theory, because the geocentric theory didn't accurately explain the movements of the sun, moon and planets and he wanted to prove to the Church that his theory is the truth about the solar system.
The Importance
Of The Heliocentric Theory
The Heliocentric theory is important to history because even though the theory is correct, the church and the clergy rejected it since it contradicted their religious views. It discredited many people's theories and modern belief at the time.

The heliocentric theory is important today, because it led to the advancement and accuracy in astronomical tools, both physical and mathematical and changed the way scientists understand the design of our solar system.
What is the
Heliocentric Theory?
The Heliocentric Theory is the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around a relatively stationary Sun at the center of the Solar System. The word "helios" in Greek means "sun." Heliocentric means that the sun is at the center
Heliocentric Theory

By: Graham Stamey and Diana Tran
The heliocentric theory was first proposed during the 16th century by a polish astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus. After 1,400 years, Copernicus was the first to propose a theory which differed from the geocentric system, according to which the earth is at rest in the center with the rest of the planets revolving around it. The claim that all planets revolve around the sun had been raised in ancient times, but Copernicus was the first to succeed in describing the movements of the planets using an astronomical theory which placed the sun at the center.Which is sometimes known as the Copernican revolution.Johannes Kepler also helped by including elliptical orbits, and supporting observations made using a telescope, presented by Galileo Galilei.

Nicolaus Copernicus
Copernicus was born in Torun in Poland. In 1491, he began his studies at a University in Cracow. In 1497 he resumed his studies, He traveled to Italy in 1497, where he attended a number of Universities: Bologna, Padua and Ferrara. He recieved his double doctorate in medincine and law.After six years of study, Copernicus returned to Poland in the year 1503 where he served as a canon of the cathedral of FaRuenberg.
Creation of the Heliocentric Theory
Bibliography
http://www.space.com/15684-nicolaus-copernicus.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliocentrism
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