• WordNet 3.6
    • n Copernicus a conspicuous crater on the Moon
    • n Copernicus Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
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In literature:

Why has Copernicus never been denominated Fundamentus or Fundator?
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Copernicus would there learn to read, to write, to construe Latin, and to commit to memory hymns, prayers, and catechisms.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 3 of 8" by Various
Copernicus, it is true, gave us liberty and space; but he bereft us of security and intimacy.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
The second great principle, which has conferred immortal glory on Copernicus, assigned to the earth its true position in the universe.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Some day a future age may remember me, like Copernicus, like Galileo, as one who fought upstream successfully.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
He called Copernicus an old fool.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
I thank Galileo, and Copernicus, and Kepler, and Des Cartes, and Newton, and La Place.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
This was the first published statement of the doctrine of Copernicus, and was a letter published by Rheticus.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
What contributions to progress were made by Petrarch, Boccaccio, Michael Angelo, Justinian, Galileo, Copernicus, Columbus?
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
This fool (Copernicus) wants to overturn the whole science of astronomy.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
A few centuries ago Copernicus gave us a new view of the universe.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley
He was absolutely mastered by one idea, as wholly as Copernicus or Columbus.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
Today, as I saw a man raking in the vineyards, I thought, there is Copernicus.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
We know that Copernicus derived the suggestion of his heliocentric hypothesis from the Pythagoreans.
"A Critical History of Greek Philosophy" by W. T. Stace
Copernicus had discovered a new Heaven, and Columbus a new Earth.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
And this is the contorted circlet of Copernicus, fused with the mean motion into the curved line which is the path of the true motion.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
Columbus and Copernicus were giving men a new world and a new universe.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
It was by Copernicus, a Prussian, speaking of the revolutions of the heavenly bodies; the year was about 1536.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
"Catholic Churchmen in Science" by James J. Walsh
Measuring with a millimeter scale, we find on the map for the diameter of the crater Copernicus, 2.1 millimeters.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock

In news:

If you've been following my posts, you know that we're greatly enjoying our newest family member, Copernicus.
(July 30, 2009) He is the Copernicus of language studies, and by extension, of much of what goes on in the human brain.
The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus .
Discovery of Copernicus ' remains highlights contributions.
Copernicus Elementary staff fights to keep jobs.
The proposed replacement of the entire staff at Copernicus Elementary School left 8th-grade teacher Lois Ashford in tears today at a Chicago Public Schools hearing.
Reviews Copernicus the Surprise Genius.
Jack Repcheck discusses his book Copernicus ' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began.
Glenn Chaple's observing basics: Jealous Copernicus .
Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus .
During the lifetime of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), Columbus sailed to the New World, Luther defied the pope and Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Copernicus formulates the solar system.
In "Beyond Fear," published this month by Copernicus Books, Bruce Schneier asks us to set aside our revulsion and horror to grasp what the 9-11 terrorists accomplished.
How Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos .
Copernicus's theory was a better theory, but the social and political cost of accepting it was horrendous: it risked undermining the entire religious basis of medieval society, along with the authority of the Pope.

In science:

Still, one clear difference between the two is the much smaller wavelength coverage of the Copernicus spectra; the satellite used a scanning spectrophotometer to record stellar spectra while FUSE was fitted with the multi-spectral-element detector arrays that observers now take for granted.
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
These numbers, taken together, are broadly consistent with the value derived from FUSE, log N (O VI)= 13.88, which is reassuring given the low quality of this particular Copernicus spectrum.
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
This contamination was well understood by Jenkins , and accounted for in the Copernicus spectrum of HD 41161, where some residual O VI absorption was detected after subtraction of the HD line.
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
Verifying the integrity of the earlier Copernicus data is far from academic: since earlytype stars at distances of d < 1 kpc were too bright to be observed with FUSE, we needed the Copernicus data to probe these distances when examining how O VI absorption varies with path length in the Galactic disk.
OVI Absorption in the Milky Way Disk, and Future Prospects for Studying Absorption at the Galaxy-IGM Interface
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Red giants from the Pennsylvania - Torun Planet Search
In Cracow we are reminded of Nicolaus Copernicus who, about 500 years ago, invented the heliocentric model of the planetary system, in contrast to Ptolemy’s epicycle model (see Fig. 18).
Summary & Outlook: Particles and Cosmology
Given the high symmetry and simplicity of the heliocentric model, one may think that Copernicus would have had a preference for avenue (B) beyond the Standard Model, but we obviously cannot be sure.
Summary & Outlook: Particles and Cosmology
Copernicus challenged the paradigm that the Ear th was the center of the universe.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
S¸adowski, A., Slim accretion disks around black holes, Ph.D. thesis, (Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Warsaw, 2011). [ADS], [arXiv:1108.0396 [astro-ph.
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
How Nature Works the Science of Self-Organized Criticality. New York: Copernicus. 47. Bak P, Sneppen, K (1993).
Theory of citing
PK gratefully acknowledges support from Nicolaus Copernicus Center during her stays in 2010 and 2011.
Large Magellanic Cloud Cepheids in the ASAS data
In 1543, Nikolaus Copernicus proposed a heliocentric model that will have revolutionized the human view of the universe .
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact
The paradigm shift proposed by the new ideas of Copernicus caused an unavoidable controversy in the scientific community of his era, still anchored to the geocentrism.
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact
The only direct information on colder H2 gas has been gained through far UV absorption in front of stars in the solar neighbourhood by the Copernicus satellite (e.g.
Perspectives for detecting cold H2 in outer galactic disks
COBE - Copernicus Th: If all observers measure nearly isotropic CBR, then universe is locally nearly homogeneous and isotropic – i.e., nearly FRW.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe