Origin of Copernicus
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As late as the 16th century, Copernicus was willing to depose Aristotle’s Earth from the middle of everything but still believed that the Earth and other planets revolved around the sun with a combination of circular motions.Physicists’ devotion to symmetry has led them astray before|Tom Siegfried|March 31, 2021|Science News
The Copernicus service is only one government organization that tracks temperature records—NASA’s climate center, for example, also typically makes an announcement in mid-January.2020 ties with 2016 for warmest year ever recorded, EU climate service says|Katherine Dunn|January 8, 2021|Fortune
Copernicus proposed in the 16th century that the Earth revolves around the sun.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse|Natalie Wolchover|December 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The Commission also pointed out that the EU’s satellite-based earth observation program, Copernicus, could be used to help identify new mining sites and to monitor their environmental performance.Europe relies on foreign raw materials to power its green and digital future. Now it wants to mine them at home|David Meyer|September 3, 2020|Fortune
Average temperatures in Siberia from December to May were also the warmest on record going back to 1979, according to Copernicus.A Siberian town hit 100 degrees, setting a new record for the Arctic Circle|Carolyn Gramling|June 23, 2020|Science News
Let us suppose that any one denying the theory of Laplace or the theory of Copernicus would be reviled as an "Infidel."God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Seven years after the death of Copernicus, was born that strange mortal, Giordano Bruno.
When the old Ptolemaic system was exploded by Copernicus, the vaunted wisdom of men proclaimed that the Bible also was exploded.
Even Copernicus studied astronomy and medicine side by side and this combination of studies was not at all infrequent.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
It would seem that the doctrines of Copernicus were offensive to churchmen on this narrow ground.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
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British Dictionary definitions for Copernicus (2 of 2)
Scientific definitions for Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus originally studied canon law and medicine in Italy in preparation for a career in the Catholic Church. While in Italy he became interested in astronomy, which he then pursued in his spare time while working as a church administrator in Frauenberg, Poland. In a brief essay, Commentariolis (Little Commentary), he introduced his heliocentric system, in which the Sun is at the center of the universe, with all the planets and stars revolving around it in circular orbits. Copernicus was trying to account for the movements of the planets that, in the days prior to the invention of telescopes, were visible to the unaided eye and that did not fit the older Earth-centered, or geocentric, model of the universe of the Greek astronomer Ptolemy. Copernicus published a longer, more complete account of his theory, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), in 1543, just before he died. His heliocentric model of the universe was disputed by most astronomers of the time, as well as by the Church. After Copernicus's death, the few defenders of his ideas included Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei. De revolutionibus was on the Catholic Church's Index of Forbidden Books from 1616 to 1835. Theoretical support for Copernicus's system was provided almost 150 years after the publication of De revolutionibus by Sir Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation. His other great accomplishment was his proposal that the Earth rotates once daily on its own axis.