Astronomers of the Scientific Revolution

Astronomers of the Scientific Revolution - Copernicus...

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Copernicus (1473-1643) The sun, not the earth, is at the center of the universe. Wanted to united contradicting theories of the motions of planets and to obtain greater accuracy of the yearly calendar for festivals and astrology. Of the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres 1543 Died shortly afterwards. Johann(es) Petreius a.k.a. Hans Peterlein (1497-1550) was a German printer in Nuremberg. His most famous work is the original edition of Nicolaus Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium in 1543, after an initiative of Georg Joachim Rheticus and Tiedemann Giese. The inclusion of a foreword anonymously written by the Lutheran philosopher Andreas Osiander, stating that the whole work is only a simple hypothesis, which contradicts the content of Copernicus' work, is a rather controversial feature of the edition by Petreius. Tycho Brahe Weird Guy with a metal nose, a moose, and a dwarf. Had the most accurate planetary calculations of his day. Did NOT believe in the heliocentric theory. He thought that the earth was stationary.
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