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Let us consider the reaction to Copernicus’ book, De Revolutionibus. We have seen how Galileo became a proponent of the heliocentric theory.Contemporary to Galileo was Tycho Brahe, the brilliant observationalist. And finally, as we look at the slow conversion to a sun-centered system, we should look at the three laws of orbital motion developed by Johaness Kepler.