Invention of Armillary Spheres and Terrestrial GlobesMiniature representations of the earth in the form of globes and terrain models called armillary spheres have a long history. Copernicus might have invented the first globe to demonstrate his ideas. However, there is no date given for any Copernicus made globe (he made many). The first globe actually noted in history was the 1492 world globe made by the German map-maker Martin Behaim .
Nicholas CopernicusNicolas Copernicus
A biography of the astronomer Nicolas Copernicus.
The copernican system of astronomy was introduced in Nicolas Copernicus's book De Revolutionibu.
Copernican Model: A Sun-Centered Solar System
The Earth-centered Universe of Aristotle and Ptolemy held sway on Western thinking for almost 2000 years; then, in the 16th century a new idea was proposed by the Polish astronomer Nicolai Copernicus.
Nicholas Copernicus' The Autograph: De revolutionibus
You can read Nicholas Copernicus' book online.
Timeline of the Life of Nicolaus Copernicus
This simply timeline outlines Nicolaus Copernicus's life.
Timeline of The Copernican Revolution
Nicolaus Copernicus published De Revolutionibus, with a dedication to the Pope just before he dies. This timeline briefly describes what happened in astronomy history post Copernicus.
Opposition was first raised against the Copernican system by Protestant theologians for Biblical reasons.