He believed in the Sun- centered Solar System.
Nicolaus Copernicus challenged the geocentric theory and presented the heliocentric theory. The heliocentric system placed the sun at the center of the universe.
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 …the solar system, the planets, including the Earth, revolving around the Sun.
he developed a theory that the Sun was at the center of the solar system, not Earth
Copernicus went to Krakow Academy, which was founded in 1364 by Casimir II the Great, King of Poland and was the second oldest university in Central Europe, one of the oldest …universities in the world. There he became interested in Astronomy as a result of his contact with Albert Brudzewski, mathematician, astronomer and diplomat. Brudzewski was an inspiring teacher, who had studied the observational astronomy of Georg von Peuerbach, who himself after a stint at the University of Ferara in Italy, went back to teach at the University of Vienna. Brudzewski was also skeptical of the geocentric view of the cosmos and was the first to suggest that the moon travels in an elipse and not a circle. Peuerbach was a probable student of Johan von Gmuenden of Vienna University. Copernicus's other teacher of Astronomy was Domenico Maria Novara di Ferara, a student of Johannes Mueller von Konigsberg, also known as Regiomontanus, another stident of Georg Peuerbach. Copernicus became Domenico's apprentis and got from him Regiomontanus's planetary positions, an important resource for the Revolutionary Theories he proposed. Copernicus thus came from a long line of illustrious astronomers, and used his position to build up the best astronomical library of his age, that was later taken by the King of Sweden to Uppsala.
He came up with the elegant idea that the Sun was at the centre of the Solar System and that the planets revolved around it. A slightly more technical answer: His idea was… based on the simplification of the epicyclic model by Ptolemy. The Ptolemic model had many epicycles(over 70) to describe the celestial objects, whereas by putting the Sun at the centre, the number of epicycles were reduced to about 30. I thought I should mention this since this is a deep idea in physics, that nature simplifies and optimizes, more precisely Nature follows the path of least action (in rare cases maximum action). Hope my answer helped, cheers!:)
He invented the heliocentric model which proved the sun was the center of the universe, not earth
In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus put forward a theory that the Sun was at the centre of our Solar System. People used to think that the Earth was the centre. His theory… was later confirmed by Galileo and Isaac Newton .
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 …born in 1473 and died in 1543. He was a Polish scientist and was educated in 3 different universities. His ideas were controversial as the Church and other elites believed the Earth was at the center of the universe.
He wasthe first astronomer to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
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…t. Aristarchus was the first to suggest that all the planets revolved around the sun.
Copernicus' astronomical contributions included the suggestion of the heliocentric theory, the theory that the sun was at the center of the universe. Kepler clarified the idea….
He created the sun centered model. (the heliocentric theory)
Yes he encouraged people to question the old theory that the Earth was at the centre of the universe. He publicised the heliocentric system which has the Sun at the centre…. This was later accepted as true after scientific discoveries in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Actually Copernicus is known for heliocentrism and Copernicus law. Heliocentrism is nothing but how the earth is displaced from the centre of the universe. I would say his nam…e is cool.
Nicholas Copernicus 1473-1543 was a Polish priest and astronomer who created an alternative model of the planets which put the Sun at the centre, instead of the Earth as g…enerally accepted at that time. He knew it would get him into trouble with the church, and his book 'De Revolutionibus' was not published until the year he died. The theory with the Sun at the centre was similar to the old Ptolemaic system with its collection of circles and epicycles allowing for the changes in distance and the changes in planets' speeds, and their departure from the ecliptic.