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heliocentric

[¦hē·lē·ō¦sen·trik]
(astronomy)
Relative to the sun as a center.
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The ten songs on Heliocentric have been lovingly crafted, given a solid structure and delivered with unshakeable confidence.
Johannes Kepler, (1571-1630) was a Copernican in the understanding the heliocentric model of our solar system.
A master list of candidates entering heliocentric orbit has been published on the Web.
This momentous new conception, according to Reeves, was "an argument for the earth's status as a planet"(90); consequently, it was a step toward a Copernican heliocentric system, the ultimate aim of Galileo's astronomy.
The interaction of myriad hypotheses, variously combining both Ptolemaic and heliocentric theories, made the acceptance of Copernican astronomy less a revolution than a very slow, incremental process.
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Of particular interest for readers of this journal is the final chapter that deals briefly with the Florentine Neoplatonists but more fully with Copernicus and Galileo and above all with Kepler's search for the geometrical and musical proportions governing the new heliocentric solar system, the squares of the planetary periods and the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
He wraps up his account by speculating how such a discovery might trigger a shift or revolution in thought much like that brought about by Copernicus' heliocentric theory or Darwin's theory of evolution.
It contains the idea of a heliocentric infinite universe and propounds an ideal of learning familiar to the reader of De gli eroici furori.
All times of observation were converted to Heliocentric Julian Dates (HJD).
In the sciences it was Galileo who confronted the inquisition with his proof that the Earth was heliocentric, and the Renaissance painters from Leonardo to Michelangelo gave new and heroic dimensions to the human form whether you were a king or a slave.