This section of the course explores theories of the cosmos from the ancient Greeks to Isaac Newton. We will look at geocentric, heliocentric and geoheliocentric models of the universe (all shown in the image to the left. We will also look at the social and cultural settings in which these different models developed, the motivations (philosophical, religious and practical) for studying the heavens, and the relationship between astronomy and religion in different periods.
You will find links to each of the topics in this section below.
Introduction: The School of Athens
The Mathematical Models of the Greeks
Why was Copernicus a Copernican?
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