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Astronomy Follow-up
Lesson: Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo

(1) How was Kepler ’s version of the heliocentric model different from Copernicus’?

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(2) What is a Parallax shift and why did people believe it proved Copernicus wrong?

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(3) When was the telescope invented and how did it help Galileo?
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(4) How did Galileo help solidify the Copernican construct of the solar system?
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(5) Do you think the evidence provided by Kepler and Galileo would have been as
readily accepted prior to the Scientific Revolution? Why or why not?

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