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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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Albert van Helden

Lipperhey and Prince Maurice
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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Albert van Helden

Middelburg market square
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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Albert van Helden

Other claimants to the invention of the telescope
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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Albert van Helden

Lipperhey: spectacle maker turned telescope maker
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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Albert van Helden

Spreading the news of the telescope
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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Albert van Helden

Spectacles to telescopes
Albert van Helden - Universiteit Utrecht

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John Ventre

My astronomical hero
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

Funding the Cincinnati Observatory
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

The Cincinnati Observatory and Hornsby McKnight Mitchell
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

Establishing the University of Cincinnati
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

How I became an astronomer
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

IYA greeting
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

Directors of the Cincinnati Observatory
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

Observing with atmospheric disturbances from coal smoke
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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John Ventre

Predicting weather
John Ventre - Cincinnati Observatory Center

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Greg Wirth

The Copernican Revolution
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

Interferometry at Keck
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

IYA greeting
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

The 80-meter telescope at Keck - using interferometry
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

Larger telescopes and adaptive optics
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

Mountaintop observing
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

The progress of science
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

Why I became an astronomer
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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Greg Wirth

Why I find astronomy compelling
Greg Wirth - W. M. Keck Observatory

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