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Nicolus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. Copernicus' epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), published just before his death in 1543, is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the scientific revolution. His heliocentric model, with the Sun at the center of the universe, demonstrated that the observed motions of celestial objects can be explained without putting Earth at rest in the center of the universe. (from wikipedia.org)

Nicolaus Copernicus and Heliocentricity


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Nicolaus Copernicus - wikipedia
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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Nicolaus Copernicus On the Revolutions. Translation and Commentary by Edward Rosen. Chapter 1. The Universe is Special. Chapter 2. ...
Copernicus Work Book
Author: Patrick Bruskiewich. A work book to introduce On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Copernicus. The work book includes excerpts of Nicholas Copernicus' 1543 book, a biography, ...
The Gradual Acceptance of the Copernican Theory of the Universe
Author: Dorothy Stimson. Subject: Nicolaus Copernicus, 1473-1543; Astronomy. Language: English. Book Contributor: The Library of Congress.
From Copernicus to Einstein
Author: Hans Reichenbach; translated by Ralph B. Winn. Publisher: PHILOSOPHICAL LIBRARY,INC. Book Contributor: Universal Digital Library.
A system of astronomy, on the principles of Copernicus
Author: John Vose, 1766-1840. Subject: Astronomy; Eclipses. Publisher: Concord, [N. H.] J.B. Moore. Book contributor: University of California Libraries.