How to Make the Earth Orbit the Sun in 1614

Event

When:
Wed, 05 Sep 2018, 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Where:
Monnik Beer Co. - Louisville, KY
Category:
PALS2018/19
Who:
Dr. Christopher Graney
Affiliation:
Jefferson Community and Technical College

Description

In 1614, Johann Georg Locher and Christoph Scheiner published, in their book “Mathematical Disquisitions”, a physics to explain how Earth might orbit the sun by means of a continuous falling action.  This was decades prior to Newton.  This was also despite Locher and Scheiner being geocentrists who were convinced that Earth in fact did not orbit the sun.  Their ideas were shot down by colleagues who seem to have not grasped the details of their argument.


Venue

Location:
Monnik Beer Co. - Website