Wednesday, June 8, 2016
500th Birth Anniversary of Nicholas Copernicus 18.11.1973
Poland celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nicholas Copernicus, the astronomer, with this painting.
Copernicus (1473-1543) was a born in the Kingdom of Poland. His theory that the sun - not the Earth - was the central position in the solar system replaced a theory that had been accepted for several hundred years.