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Copernicus and astronomy?

Copernicus was Galileo Galilei's friend. [No. Copernicus died in  1543, before Galileo was born (1564).] Copernicus proved that the  Sun, not the Earth, is in the center of

What was copernicus' major contribution to the study of astronomy?

He proposed the heliocentric theory which suggested that the earth as well as the other known planets revolved around the motionless sun. Each of the planets are each in their

Why might Copernicus be considered the father of modern astronomy?

  Copernicus was considered the father of modern astronomy because he   devised a new heliocentric (Sun-centered) system. He also stated that the Earth and all the othe

What did Copernicus do?

In the Dark Age of Science, it was believed that Earth was in the center of Solar System and all the planets including sun, revolve round the sun. This is called Geocentric Th

What contribution did Copernicus make to astronomy?

He was the first ggest that all the planets revolved around the  sun.    --     He was not the first to suggest the heliocentric theory but he did  revive i

What is astronomy?

Astronomy is the study of the universe with particular reference to celestial bodies. The planets, the moons, the sun and other stars, galaxies, etc. all fall under astronomy

Where was Copernicus from?

Copernicus was from Thorn, Poland. Michael Montagne, his father, was Polish and his mother was German. These countries still fight over his origin.

Who is an astronomy?

An 'astronomer' is someone who practices astronomy, ie. the study of celestial bodies (stars, planets, galaxies etc.) either on a professional level or as a hobby.

How did Nicolaus Copernicus contribute to astronomy?

Many scientists consider Nicolaus Copernicus the father of modern astronomy. In the early 1500's he developed the theory that the Sun was the center of the universe. He was