During his time at the University of Bologna, Copernicus lived with Domenico Maria de Novara, a mathematics professor who encouraged him to study geography and astronomy. Furthermore, throughout his time in Italy, Copernicus travelled to Rome and studied at the universities of Padua and Ferrara. Than in 1503, Copernicus moved back to Poland and worked for his uncle now the bishop of Ermland as a secretary. When his uncle died in 1512, Copernicus moved to Frauenberg and worked for the church. During his time working at the church, Copernicus studied astronomy and in 1514, when the catholic church was looking to improve the calendar, Copernicus was asked to help.
While still a young boy, Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died. His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could obtain. This is how Copernicus was able to enter the University of Krakow, which was well known for its mathematics, and astronomy programs. After finishing in Krakow, he was inspired to further his education by going to the University of Bologna in Italy. While there, he roomed with Domenico Maria de Novara, the mathematics professor.
In his “Astronomy “ class, they also taught ... ... middle of paper ... ...d a logic that the Ptolemy system lacked. But the problem with Copernicus’ heliocentric model, was that it showed that the planets moved in circular paths at the same speed. Conclusion: Nicolaus Copernicus has certainly changed the world forever. He has especially changed the way not only scientists think, but the way everyone thinks or views the world or the universe. It may have taken Copernicus a long time to publish his work, but people still knew about him and his work at the end.
Copernicus began his studies in Thorn and then at the University of Cracow where he studied mathematics and became very interested in humanistic studies.1 Copernicus left Cracow for Italy where he went to the Universities of Bologna and later Padua. He studied many different subjects including mathematics, canon law, and astronomy. Copernicus received a degree in medicine at the University of Padua, and went on to receive his doctorate from the University of Ferrara in canon law. His Uncle Lukas became very sick and Copernicus returned to Poland to care for him. After his Uncle's death he became canonist at the cathedral of Frauenburg.
In 1581, Galileo went to the University of Pisa to study medicine, the field his father wanted him to peruse. While at the University of Pisa, Galileo discovered his interest in Physics and Mathematics; he switched his major from medicine to mathematics. In 1585, he decided to leave the university without a degree to pursue a job as a teacher. He spend four years looking for a job; during this time, he tutored privately and wrote on some discoveries that he had made. In 1589, Galileo was given the job of professor of Mathematics at the University of Pisa.
Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, on February 15th 1564, His schooling included going to the University of Pisa, where he enrolled to be a doctor and get a medical degree but never finished. Even though he dropped out in 1589 he was offered a job at the same university and taught mathematics. After his teaching term at the university ended, he was blessed with another prominent job. His teaching career expanded not only did he teach mechanics, but geometry, and astronomy as well when he was offered a job at the University of Padua. During this time he became intrigued with scientific experiments and explored many areas of science.
Copernicus studied canon law, medicine, astronomy, Greek, philosophy, and mathematics. His diversified fields of study led him to hold the positions of physician, teacher, member of parliament, and canon law expert for the Church. At the age of twenty Copernicus left Poland for Italy for the purposes of schooling and work. Copernicus released his theory of a sun centered universe in his book "On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres" which was published in 1543. This is the same year in which he died at the age of 70.
Lockyer’s adult life consisted of arduous experiments and fascinating discoveries, that would benefit the world in the years to come . It was in 1865 when he borrowed a few objective lenses from T... ... middle of paper ... ...itten, but yet have changed the way people think forever. From becoming one of the founders of astrophysics and the father of astroarchaeology, Lockyer has revolutionized the study of stars by initiating the use of spectroscopy. Before including it in astronomy, spectroscopy was primarily used in physics labs, and to combine it with astronomy was one of the first bridges between the study of stars and physics. For Lockyer’s many significant performances, he was knighted in 1897 for the helium discovery and honored by the French Academy of Sciences.
Galileo is most known for his discoveries that he turned into a book, The Starry Messenger. In this book he covers his discoveries of the landscape on the moon, the light coming from the Milky Way, Jupiter and its moons, Sunspots and the phases of Venus. From a young age Galileo was both bothered and motivated by the lack of scientific rule and emphasis on church rule. Galileo’s approach to learning was very admirable. Instead of sticking to his course of study, he learned by investigating his everyday activities.
He saw an overlapping of Jupiter and Saturn, and saw that the almanacs and ephemerides of the time were inaccurate. Between 1565 and 1570, he traveled Europe, studying at Wittenberg, Rostock, Basel, and Augsburg. During this time he gathered astronomical and mathematical instruments, including a large quadrant. In 1571, he settled in Scania after inheriting the land of his father and uncle and built a small observatory. Here, he discovered a star, one which had not been seen, that was brighter than Venus.