Thursday, February 19, 2009

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543) Was Born

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, 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.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: A Visit to the Solar System
Subject: Astronomy
Grade level: Elementary School - Grades 4-6
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Descriptive
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (2008)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair (VSF)
Year: 2008
Description: Main topics: the sun, inner planets, asteroid belt, outer planets, kuiper belt, solar system timeline, exploration timeline.


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