Copernicus

  • (noun): Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543).
    Synonyms: Nicolaus Copernicus, Mikolaj Kopernik
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Copernicus Science Centre
... Copernicus Science Centre (Polish Centrum Nauki Kopernik) is a science museum standing on the bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland ... teenagers – RE generation was opened 3 March 2011 a planetarium The Heavens of Copernicus opened on 19 June, the Discovery Park on 15 July, chemistry laboratory - 18 October biology laboratory ... Since 2008, the Copernicus Science Centre together with Polish Radio has organized the Science Picnic - Europe's largest outdoor science-popularization event ...
Copernican Revolution (metaphor) - The "Copernican Revolution in Philosophy"
... The attribution of the comparison with Copernicus to Kant himself is based on a passage in the Preface to the second edition of the Critique of Pure Reason (1787 ... We should then be proceeding precisely on the lines of Copernicus' primary hypothesis ... to his philosophy as ‘proceeding precisely on the lines of Copernicus' primary hypothesis’ ...
Commentariolus
... ("Little Commentary") is Nicolaus Copernicus's forty-page outline of an early version of his revolutionary heliocentric theory of the universe ... After further long development of his theory, Copernicus published the mature version in 1543 in his landmark work, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) ... Copernicus wrote the "Commentariolus" some time before 1514 and circulated copies to his friends and colleagues ...
Copernican Heliocentrism
... astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543 ... As a university-trained Catholic priest dedicated to astronomy, Copernicus was acquainted with the Sun-centered cosmos of the ancient Greek Aristarchus ... Copernicus's challenge was to present a practical alternative to the Ptolemaic model by more elegantly and accurately determining the length of a solar year while preserving the metaphysical implications of a ...
Leopold Prowe - Work
... Prowe researched the local archives of Copernicus' birthplace, as well as those of other towns in Prussia where the astronomer had worked and lived, especially Frauenburg ... where documents and books owned by the German astronomer and scientist Copernicus had been abducted to in later wars ... was reporting the discovery of an inscription by Copernicus to a Natio Polonia, an alleged Polish students association in Padua, Italy ...

More definitions of "Copernicus":

  • (noun): A conspicuous crater on the moon.