Copernican system


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Copernican system

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(Astronomy) the theory published in 1543 by Copernicus which stated that the earth and the planets rotated around the sun and which opposed the Ptolemaic system
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Noun1.Copernican system - (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sunCopernican system - (astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun
framework, model, theoretical account - a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process; "the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems"
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
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Even in natural science he was not altogether abreast of his time--he refused to accept Harvey's discovery of the manner of the circulation of the blood and the Copernican system of astronomy.
Setting Aside All Authority" includes the first English translation of Monsignor Francesco Ingoli's essay to Galileo (disputing the Copernican system on the eve of the Inquisition's condemnation of it in 1616) and excerpts from Riccioli's reports regarding his experiments with falling bodies.
1514 George Joachim (Rheticus) born; a student and disciple of Copernicus; wrote Naratio Prima (First Account) of tl Copernican system.
Third of all, the Copernican system had built the possibility of stepping into the era of mediated reality, by technique, different tools and instruments.
In that play, Galileo's 1632 Dialogue "masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system .
Galileo was aware that he could not produce a rigorously valid and decisive proof of the heliocentric view, but he nevertheless held that the preponderance of evidence favored the Copernican system.
Faced with an overwhelming amount of material at the beginning of his research, he narrowed the focus to concentrate on the dispute over the Copernican system, and efforts to "legitimize new theories and disciplines during the 17th century.
That the Copernican System Demoted Humans from the Center of the Cosmos
But Gingerich said Galileo "was certainly not tortured and I suspect also not shown the instruments of torture, but he was on his third interrogation when he realised there was to be no discussion, that he wasn't going to be able to argue that the Copernican system should be taken seriously.
Whereas Galileo stuck to his Copernican system view, Marius's analysis of starry data led him to very different conclusions," said Graney, who made the finding after reading a German translation of Marius's book Mundus Iovialis (The Jovian World), published in 1614.
For the problem that had vexed many interpreters of Giordano Bruno is that in his Cena de le ceneri he maintains to possess the correct interpretation of the Copernican system through reading his diagram of che planets as though the earth and the moon formed an epicycle on a virtual orbit around the sun.
documents, the myth of Galileo's "responsibility" had its roots in the claim (made, surprisingly enough, by a Calvinist) that Galileo was condemned for his scriptural interpretation, not for his support of the Copernican system.