Nicolaus Copernicus

Presented by Patrick Trottier

A Church Canon and an Avid Astronomer

Mikołaj Kopernik

About Nicolaus

  • Born on February 19th, 1473
  • A Polish canon and an astronomer
  • Author of six "books" De revolutionibus (On the Revolutions)

Credit: Public Domain

Ptolemaic model

(Geocentrism)

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Copernican model

(Heliocentrism)

Credit: “Solar System” by NASA Blueshift is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Thesis

The work published in 1543 by Nicolaus Copernicus forever changed the cosmic perspective and helped to develop the modern world.

For the individual

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For the community

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For discoveries

Credit: “The Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012” by Hubble ESA is licensed under CC BY 2.0

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.

Mikołaj Kopernik

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