Nikolay Copernicus

Nikolay Copernicus

Polish astronomer, founder of the heliocentric system of the world, philosopher, physician
Of all things visible, the highest is the heaven of the fixed stars.
Nicolaus CopernicusMore Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:36]
The earth also is spherical, since it presses upon its center from every direction.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:01]
For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:42]
I can easily conceive, most Holy Father, that as soon as some people learn that in this book which I have written concerning the revolutions of the heavenly bodies, I ascribe certain motions to the Earth, they will cry out at once that I and my theory should be rejected.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:52]
Those who know that the consensus of many centuries has sanctioned the conception that the earth remains at rest in the middle of the heavens as its center, would, I reflected, regard it as an insane pronouncement if I made the opposite assertion that the earth moves.More Nikolay Copernicus quotes [10/05/2011 01:10:44]

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