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NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
Poland (1473 - 1543)
Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. His epochal book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), is often regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy and the defining epiphany that began the Scientific Revolution.
 

Enjoy these insightful and educational video clips drawn from over 70 hours of interviews with the world's leading figures in astronomy, shot during the filming of 400 Years of the Telescope.

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Chris Corbally

History of studying spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

How I became an astronomer
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Reflections on the International Year of Astronomy
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

Spectra
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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Chris Corbally

The importance of spectrum
Chris Corbally - Vatican Observatory

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