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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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Christophe Dumas

Why I became an astronomer
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Christophe Dumas

Why I became an astronomer (Franšais)
Christophe Dumas - European Organisation for Astronomical Research

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Alexei Filippenko

The 2D balloon
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

The 1990s and accelerated expansion
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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Alexei Filippenko

My astronomical hero
Alexei Filippenko - University of California, Berkeley

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