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Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer, best known for his model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center.

BackgroundEdit

Nicolaus Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer during the Renaissance. He became famous with his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, in which he brings forward his model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. This would later be called the Copernican Revolution.

AppearancesEdit

Nicolaus Copernicus is mentioned in the name of the Copernicus planetarium in Fallout 3.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Museum of Technology terminal entries