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$2 million banned book by Copernicus
This is a perfectly preserved 1st edition of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) from 1543 in Nuremberg by Nicolaus Copernicus, published by Johannes Petreius, which describes the earth rotating around the sun, at that time blasphemy, but Copernicus died in the year of publication. It was put on the forbidden book list in 1616. Similar first edition book was sold on an auction for 2 million dollars.
Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus: The History of Cosmology (2004)
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres) is the seminal work on the heliocentric theory of the Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543). About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0143034766/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0143034766&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=ea67670eab68698023a3c099ecc61813
The book, first printed in 1543 in Nuremberg, Holy Roman Empire, offered an alternative model of the universe to Ptolemy's geocentric system, which had been widely accepted since ancient times.
When the book was finally published, demand was low, with an initial print run of 400 failing to sell out. Copernicus had made the book extremely technical, unreadable to all but the most advanced astronomers of the day, allowing it to disseminate into their ranks before stirring great controversy. And, like Osiander, contemporary mathematicians and astronomers encouraged its audience to view it as a useful mathematical fiction with no physical reality, thereby somewhat shielding it from accusations of blasphemy.
Among some astronomers, the book "at once took its place as a worthy successor to the Almagest of Ptolemy, which had hitherto been the Alpha and Omega of astronomers". Erasmus Reinhold hailed the work in 1542 and by 1551 had developed the Prutenic Tables ("Prussian Tables"; Latin: Tabulae prutenicae; German: Preußische Tafeln) using Copernicus' methods. The Prutenic Tables, published in 1551, were used as a basis for the calendar reform instituted in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. They were also used by sailors and maritime explorers, whose 15th-century predecessors had used Regiomontanus' Table of the Stars. In England, Robert Recorde, John Dee, Thomas Digges and William Gilbert were among those who adopted his position; in Germany, Christian Wurstisen, Christoph Rothmann and Michael Mästlin, the teacher of Johannes Kepler; in Italy, Giambattista Benedetti and Giordano Bruno whilst Franciscus Patricius accepted the rotation of the earth. In Spain, rules published in 1561 for the curriculum of the University of Salamanca gave students the choice between studying Ptolemy or Copernicus. One of those students, Diego de Zúñiga, published an acceptance of Copernican theory in 1584.
Astronomy Cast 338: Copernicus
It's safe to say that the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus shook up the whole Universe. Well, our understanding of our place in the Universe. It was Copernicus who came up with the heliocentric model, placing the Sun at the center of the Solar System, with the Earth as just another planet.
Chasing the Masterpiece of Copernicus
Owen Gingerich one of the world's leading authorities on Galileo and Copernicus, shares his 30-year obsession with the fact that shortly before his death in 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus published iDe revolutionibu/i. A groundbreaking scientific work, it revealed that we live in a sun - rather than earth - centered universe. Curious about the contention that the book went largely unread at the time, Gingerich undertook a trek around the world to hunt down the 600-odd extant first and second printings. The result is The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Copernicus - part travelogue, part science detective story, party biography of a book and its illustrious author.
Copernicus - Astronomer | Mini Bio | BIO
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Nicolaus Copernicus - reading lesson for kids
Learn about the Polish scientist who first theorized a heliocentric universe where the earth traveled around the sun in a Common Core Standards based lesson designed for students. Mr. Dowling.com is the ancient history textbook that reads to you. Visit the companion lesson at http://www.mrdowling.com/601-copernicus.html.
Nicolaus Copernicus Documentary
This is my third (or fourth) revision of this particular documentary; the sound quality is better, the script is rewritten, and mistakes have been removed. Sorry I had to take down the old one, but Youtube doesn't allow you to replace a video.
"The Heliocentric Theory" starring Nicolaus Copernicus
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Copernicus - 100 Greatest Discoveries
Nicolaus Copernicus changed the way we view the world today. He was the first person to put forward the theory that Earth was a planet and orbited the Sun with the other planets rather than being the centre of the solar system as previously believed.
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Nicolaus Copernicus' 540th Birthday » DoodleShow
The Renaissance mathematician and astronomer
Nicolaus Copernicus was born 540 years ago.
He formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model
which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth,
at the center of the universe.
This heliocentric theory contributed importantly
to the rise of the ensuing Scientific Revolution.
In 1514 Copernicus wrote a forty-page manuscript
describing his ideas about the heliocentric hypothesis
seven basic assumptions for some friends and arround
1532 Copernicus had basically completed his work on the
manuscript of "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium".
But he rejected a fast publication of his theses,
perhaps from fear of criticism for around 7 years,
while he worked out more facts for his tehories.
Copernicus died in Frombork on 24 May 1543. Legend has
it that the first printed copy of "De revolutionibus"
was placed in his hands on the very day that he died,
allowing him to take farewell of his life's work.
5 The Universe Nicolaus Copernicus
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Nicolaus Copernicus and the Heliocentric Model
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Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution - Past is Present (2011)
The observations of a 14th century Polish monk sparked the Scientific Revolution and profoundly altered the trajectory of humankind. The Webb Telescope (scheduled to launch in 2018) will be yet another milestone along the trajectory that began with Copernicus over 500 years ago, as we will soon peer into the furthest reaches of outer space and back in time to the 'Big Bang' 13 billion years ago when the universe was created.
BBC :: The Truth Behind Discovery of Nicolaus Copernicus about Orbit System
Nicolaus Copernicus' discovery of On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium) argues that all the planets including earth rotates the Sun. Where did actually he get information and observations about it? was it his own discovery? Or was it stolen information ?