Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika.  (Nicholas Copernicus' home),  Torun, Poland     (author Stephen McCluskey)

Muzeum Mikołaja Kopernika. (Nicholas Copernicus' home), Torun, Poland (author Stephen McCluskey)

Who Was Nicolaus Copernicus?

Who Was Nicolaus Copernicus?

Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

February 19,  1473: Nicolaus Copernicus is born  -    Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer is born in Toruń, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland.

February 19, 1473: Nicolaus Copernicus is born - Nicolaus Copernicus, a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer is born in Toruń, Royal Prussia, Kingdom of Poland.

Nicolaus Copernicus monument in Kraków Nicolaus Copernicus (born -1473 in Torun, Poland) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.

Nicolaus Copernicus monument in Kraków Nicolaus Copernicus (born -1473 in Torun, Poland) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center.

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, Staszic Palace, ul. Nowy Św… | Flickr

Statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, Staszic Palace, ul. Nowy Św… | Flickr

The father of modern astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus' 540th birthday 2/19/13.  Question the rules!

The father of modern astronomy, Nicolaus Copernicus' 540th birthday 2/19/13. Question the rules!

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