Nicolaus Copernicus: Earth No Centre

  • Pierre Connes
  • James Lequeux
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


By long and intense study I finally found that if the motions of the other planets are correlated with the orbiting of the Earth, not only do their phenomena follow therefrom but also the order and size of all planets and spheres, and Heaven itself is so linked together that in no portion of it can anything be shifted without disturbing the remaining parts and the Universe as a whole.


Ancient Authors

  1. ∗Copernicus, N. (1543) De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, +translation by E. Rosen (1978), Polish Scientific Publications, Warsaw. Other translation: Ch. Gl. Wallis (1962), Great Books of Western World (GBWW), Vol. 16.Google Scholar
  2. °∗Kepler, J. (1609) Astronomia Nova, translated by William H. Donahue (1992) as Johannes Kepler New Astronomy, Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

Historians and Modern Authors

  1. °Dreyer, J.L.E. (1905) History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler, Cambridge University Press; reprint by Dover (1953).Google Scholar
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  4. °Koestler, A. (1963) The Sleepwalkers, Universal Library, New York.Google Scholar
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  8. Oberman, H.A. (2009) John Calvin and the Reformation of the Refugees, edited by Peter Dykema, Librairie Droz, Geneva.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Connes
    • 1
  • James Lequeux
    • 2
  1. 1.OrsayFrance
  2. 2.AntonyFrance

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