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  1. Copernicus was certainly not the first to suggest that the Earth revolves around the sun.
  2. Copernicus was born in 1473 in the city of Toruń (Thorn), in Royal Prussia, an autonomous province of the Kingdom of Poland.
  3. Copernicus was familiar with Aristarchus' theory of the universe, which at the time, however, did not find favor with the ancient philosophers.
  4. Copernicus is mentioned for the first time in Hebrew in the books of David Gans (1541 – 1613), who worked with Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. (Web site)
  5. Copernicus was not particularly interested in observing the sky but he was devoted to Pythagorean mathematics. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus, Nicolaus 1473-1543 Polish astronomer who advanced the heliocentric theory that the Earth and other planets revolve around the Sun. (Web site)
  2. Copernicus constructed a model where the Earth rotated and, together with the other planets, moved in a circular orbit about the Sun. (Web site)
  3. In a major revision of Copernicus ' heliocentric theory, Kepler placed the planets on elliptical orbits with the sun at their common focus. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus became interested in astronomy and published an early description of his "heliocentric" model of the solar system in Commentariolus (1512).
  2. There he became fascinated by the work of Copernicus, studying both mathematics and astronomy.
  3. The renaissance came to astronomy with the work of Copernicus, who proposed a heliocentric model of the Solar System.

Copernicus Gps

  1. Between 1491 and about 1494 Copernicus studied liberal arts—including astronomy and astrology—at the University of Cracow (Kraków). (Web site)
  2. For another thing, by 1600 there were still very few astronomers who accepted Copernicus's cosmology. (Web site)
  3. Yet neither Ptolemy nor Copernicus invented the systems named after them. (Web site)
  4. In addition, the Copernicus GPS receiver has been designed to meet restrictions on the use of hazardous substances under the RoHS European Directive. (Web site)


  1. So Galileo Galilei proved Copernicus' Theory that the Earth orbits the Sun with empirical science. (Web site)
  2. And third, the argument does not touch anything about the central position of the sun or about the periods of the planets as calculated by Copernicus. (Web site)
  3. Since Copernicus assumed that the orbits of the planets are circular his scheme still needed epicycles to make it work, but the simulation was precise. (Web site)
  4. Copernicus suggested that the planets orbited the Sun, and this view was supported by Galileo after the development of the telescope. (Web site)
  5. Copernicus redesigned it by putting a stationary sun at the center (a heliocentric model) and the Earth and other planets in orbit around it. (Web site)


  1. In 1551 Erasmus Reinhold, no believer in the mobility of the Earth, published a new set of tables, the Prutenic Tables, based on Copernicus's parameters. (Web site)
  2. In 1612 he began to encounter serious opposition to his theory of the motion of the earth that he taught after Copernicus. (Web site)
  3. Copernicus was a proponent of the theory that the Sun, and not the Earth, is at rest in the center of the Universe.
  4. Galileo’s discoveries convinced him that Copernicus had been right to rearrange the cosmos with the sun, instead of the Earth, at the center.
  5. Copernicus also argued the Earth was a planet orbiting the Sun once every year. (Web site)


  1. The Narratio prima was, in effect, a joint production of Copernicus and Rheticus, something of a "trial balloon" for the main work. (Web site)
  2. It was the Protestant astronomer Georg Joachim von Lauten (15 14-74), known as Rheticus, who persuaded Copernicus to publish. (Web site)
  3. Following the favourable reception of the Narratio Prima, Rheticus persuaded Copernicus to publish a full account. (Web site)


  1. In a personal letter written to Kepler (1571 - 1630) in 1598, Galileo had stated that he was a Copernican (believer in the theories of Copernicus).
  2. Galileo believed in and promoted the heliocentric model of the Milky Way Galaxy that was proposed by Nicolaus Copernicus.
  3. As a physicist, I was immediately attracted to his three titles on some of the great scientists: Copernicus, Kepler and Newton.
  4. Historic names such as Kepler, Jung, Galileo, Copernicus and Brahe were all significant contributors to astrology during their time as scientists.
  5. Tycho Brahe isn't as famous as Galileo or Copernicus, but in some circles he's considered the father of modern astronomy. (Web site)


  1. Accepting Copernicus's system meant abandoning Aristotelian physics.
  2. This book supported Copernicus' heliocentric model of the solar system and introduced the moons of Jupiter.
  3. The Sun-centred or heliocentric theory of the solar system is usually associated with the 16th century Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543). (Web site)
  4. Myth: Once Copernicus has proposed his system, it was stupid not to believe in it.
  5. Copernicus initially wrote up an outline of his system in a short text called the Commentariolus.


  1. Galileo's observations with his new telescope convinced him of the truth of Copernicus's sun-centered or heliocentric theory. (Web site)
  2. In Plato's writings, many centuries before Copernicus and Galileo , one finds the heliocentric theory of the universe. (Web site)
  3. This system eventually ended up requiring complex mathematics as well, but Copernicus was a great mathematician who easily defended his theory. (Web site)
  4. They comprise a quantitative formulation of Copernicus 's theory that the planets revolve around the Sun. (Web site)
  5. Astronomy at the University read M. Mestlin that Kepler gave private lessons and introduced him to the theory of Copernicus.


  1. In 1500 Copernicus spoke before an interested audience in Rome on mathematical subjects, but the exact content of his lectures is unknown. (Web site)
  2. Legitimacy of the content, that is, of the condemnation of Copernicus, is much more problematic. (Web site)


  1. They condemned the teachings of Copernicus, and Bellarmine conveyed their decision to Galileo who had not been personally involved in the trial.


  1. Early in the 1590s, while still a student, Kepler would make it his mission to demonstrate rigorously what Copernicus had only guessed to be the case. (Web site)

Lunar Orbiter

  1. This image of Copernicus was acquired on the Lunar Orbiter 5 Mission. (Web site)


  1. The lunar geologic timescale is divided in time based on a few prominent impact events, such as Nectaris, Imbrium, Eratosthenes, and Copernicus.


  1. Upon returning to Ermland in 1506, Copernicus stayed in his uncle's castle at Heilsberg as his personal physician (doctor) and secretary. (Web site)
  2. As a reward for his defence of Allenstein, Copernicus was appointed Commissar of Ermland and given the task of rebuilding the district after the war.

Additional Epicycles

  1. Copernicus eliminated Ptolemy's somewhat-maligned equant but at a cost of additional epicycles. (Web site)

Contemporary Scientists

  1. Copernicus is known to have feared the reaction of his contemporary scientists to his work.

Moving Earth

  1. It has been often suggested that the revival by Copernicus of the notion of a moving earth was a help to Kepler.


  1. Copernicus spoke Latin, Polish, and German with equal fluency. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus is said to have received a copy of the printed book, consisting of about 200 pages written in Latin, for the first time on his deathbed.

Planetary Orbits

  1. About the shapes: Copernicus believed all planetary orbits were circles centered by the Sun. (Web site)
  2. The person who first showed that planetary orbits are ellipses was A) Copernicus. (Web site)

Michael Maestlin

  1. At Tubingen, where Kepler began his studies, one of his teachers was Michael Maestlin, a talented astronomer and secret follower of Copernicus. (Web site)

Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium

  1. Copernicus lived in Frombork from 1510 to 1543 and it was here that he finished his master work, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.

Heliocentric System

  1. Although he retained epicycles, Copernicus dispensed with the equant and showed that retrograde motion could be explained by means of a heliocentric system. (Web site)
  2. Copernicus was not, however, the first to propose some form of heliocentric system.


  1. The Almagest was not superseded until a century after Copernicus presented his heliocentric theory in the De revolutionibus of 1543. (Web site)
  2. In the De Revolutionibus, Copernicus established the order of planets and proposed a heliostatic universe. (Web site)
  3. He returned to the University of Wittenberg in October 1541, after earlier publishing the trigonometrical sections of the Copernicus De revolutionibus.


  1. The chapter then approved another leave of absence for Copernicus to study medicine at the University of Padua.
  2. In 1539 a young mathematician named Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514-1574) from the University of Wittenberg came to study with Copernicus.
  3. Copernicus settled in Padua, but later he moved to the University of Ferrara, where he obtained in 1503 the degree of doctor in canon law. (Web site)


  1. Tycho Brahe found that the tables of Copernicus were in error as much as two degrees. (Web site)


  1. One problem with the Copernican model is that Copernicus posited that planets moved in perfect circular orbit around the sun. (Web site)


  1. He supported the heliocentric theory put forward by Copernicus.


  1. The work of Copernicus and Kepler caused most people to start believing in the heliocentric world view. (Web site)


  1. Inspiration came to Copernicus not from observation of the planets, but from reading two authors. (Web site)
  2. With the inspiration of Pythagoras and Copernicus as well as my conviction in the physical causality of all things, I made them. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus was born, grew up, and spent most of his life in Royal Prussia and therefore was a subject of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom. (Web site)
  2. Unlike Galileo, who followed him, Copernicus was a careful and rather timid man, and did not publish his findings until very late in his life.
  3. Copernicus undoubtedly taught his system throughout the later decades of his life. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus, although a devout Christian, doubted whether the views held by Aristotle and Ptolemy were completely correct.
  2. He had many friends in high places that had no problem at all with his views or with those of Copernicus. (Web site)


  1. Because of this, Copernicus still had to employ systems of epicycles to account for the apparent non-uniform movement.


  1. Intending to spend a few weeks with Copernicus, Rheticus ended up staying as a house guest for two years, He became Copernicus's only student and spokesman. (Web site)
  2. In May 1539 he arrived in Frombork (Frauenburg) and spent two years there with Copernicus. (Web site)
  3. Rheticus then stayed with Copernicus for most of the next two years to help him complete the manuscript and publish it. (Web site)


  1. Some scientists still held this belief at the time of Copernicus. (Web site)


  1. But long before this demonstration had been brought forward, the system of Copernicus had been accepted as a part of common knowledge. (Web site)
  2. As part of the recovery plan, Copernicus put forward a scheme for the reform of the currency which he presented to the Diet of Graudenz in 1522.
  3. Copernicus went to Elbing and when a reform commission was founded in 1529, he and Alexander Sculteti of Ermland took part.


  1. It is not necessary to go into details as to the cosmological system which Copernicus advocated, since it is familiar to every one. (Web site)


  1. It was the century of Raphael and Michelangelo, of Spenser and Shakespeare, of Erasmus and Rabelais, of Copernicus and Galileo, of Luther and Calvin.


  1. Sometime in the mid-1590s, Galileo concluded that Copernicus got it right.


  1. It is impossible to know exactly why Copernicus began to espouse the heliocentric cosmology.

Common Misconception

  1. Copernicus and the Need for Epicycles There is a common misconception that the Copernican model did away with the need for epicycles. (Web site)
  2. Copernicus and epicycles There is a common misconception that Copernicus, the father of the heliocentric paradigm, did away with the need for epicycles. (Web site)


  1. Copernicus referred to Philolaus as his precursor in the preface to his De Revolutionibus (see Kahn 2001, 26 for references).
  2. Early minutes of the Zeta Phi Society include, for example, references to members known as Julius Caesar, Sir Isaac Newton, Copernicus and others.


  1. The publication of this work encouraged Copernicus to publish the full mathematical details of his theory which he had promised 27 years earlier.
  2. Rheticus asked and received the permission of the duke for the publication of the Copernicus De revolutionibus. (Web site)
  3. At the time of publication, those who were not intimately familiar with Copernicus' work assumed that Copernicus had written the foreword. (Web site)


  1. His works on astronomy and geography were the standard textbooks until the teachings of Copernicus came to be accepted. (Web site)
  2. Here, Rheticus was given works of Regiomontanus and others, intended as presents to Copernicus.
  3. Copernicus referred sometimes to God in his works, and did not see his system as in conflict with the Bible. (Web site)


  1. In 1633 the Inquisition convicted him of heresy and forced him to recant (publicly withdraw) his support of Copernicus. (Web site)
  2. He marveled at how Copernicus had come to his convictions without benefit of the telescope, and praised him publicly.


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