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Nicolas Copernicus

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  • 1. By Kevin Chen
  • 2.
    • Born February, 1473 in Torun, Poland
    • Raised by uncle
    • University of Krakow
    • University of Ferrara
  • 3.
    • Fortification of Copernicus’ home and observatory
  • 4. Little Commentary, 1514
  • 5. Little Commentary
    • 1. There is no one centre in the universe. 2. The Earth's centre is not the centre of the universe. 3. The centre of the universe is near the sun. 4. The distance from the Earth to the sun is imperceptible compared with the distance to the stars. 5. The rotation of the Earth accounts for the apparent daily rotation of the stars. 6. The apparent annual cycle of movements of the sun is caused by the Earth revolving round it. 7. The apparent retrograde motion of the planets is caused by the motion of the Earth from which one observes.
  • 6.
    • Bishop of Ermland
    • Threatened to take away his income
  • 7.
    • On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Ptolemy
  • 11. New Course of Astrology
    • Changed the studies of astrology
    • Astronomers only tried to refine Ptolemy’s flawed geocentric idea in fear of Church
  • 12.
    • University of Wittenberg
  • 13. Bibliography
    • < J J O'Connor , E F Robertson, 2002, University of St. Andrews : http://www-groups.dcs.st- and.ac.uk/~history/Biographies/Copernicus.html>
    • <Weisstein, Eric, 1996-2007: Wolfram Research , http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Copernicus.html>
    • <Ritara, Carla, 2003: Stanford University http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/copernicus/>
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