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Copernicus

Nicolaus . Polish name Mikolaj Kopernik. 1473--1543, Polish astronomer, whose theory of the solar system (the Copernican system) was published in 1543

Copernicus

(kŏ-per -nă-kŭs)
1. A young lunar crater to the south of Mare Imbrium that is 90 km in diameter and has an extensive system of rays and secondary craters. Possible ray material was collected by the crew of Apollo 12 and dated at 850 million years; this provides a calibration point for the Copernican System.
2. NASA's Orbiting Astronomical Satellite OAO-3, launched in Aug. 1972 and operated until Dec. 1980. It carried a 0.9-meter telescope and a grating spectrometer used primarily for measurements of ultraviolet radiation, but also carried X-ray equipment. See ultraviolet astronomy; X-ray satellites.
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To this day, this principle is recognized as an important one, and no doubt Copernicus's bishop and his colleagues in Varmia thought his work on the problems of Polish and Prussian currency of far greater importance than his stargazing.
Copernicus did not, in his suggestions, abandon all Greek ideas.
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According to the EU, the conference will bring together international, local scientists and experts who will present local and regional case studies that demonstrate the use of Copernicus.
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The EP supports the Commission, which as the institution with overall responsibility for Copernicus and for management of the funds allocated to the programme insists on its right to oversee the award of contracts.
Several years ago a hunt for Copernicus's remains finally met with success.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 - 1543) was the first astronomer to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
Most people know that Nicolaus Copernicus was the first to establish that the Earth revolves around the sun.
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