Famous astronomers and astronauts

  • Class 3b visiting museum and learning about Copernicus.











    Famous astronomers and astronauts (Copernicus, D. Prunariu, Neil Armstrong)

    Poland - Nicolaus Copernicus  19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543
    Identified the concept of a heliocentric solar system, in which the sun, rather than the earth, is the center of the solar system.
    Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19, 1473 in Torun, Poland. Circa 1508, Copernicus developed his own celestial model of a heliocentric planetary system. Around 1514, he shared his findings in theCommentariolus. His second book on the topic, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, was banned by the Roman Catholic Church not long after his May 24, 1543 death in Frauenburg, Poland.
    He studied in Cracow, Bologna, Padua and Ferrara. He was an astronomer, doctor, economist and lawyer.
    Copernicus used to live in Olsztyn, in the castle and he defended the town from Teutonic Knights.

    Dumitru Dorin Prunariu, the Romanian Astronaut