Mikołaj Kopernik is being reffered as a man who wstrzymał Słońce, ruszył Ziemię– stopped the Sun and moved the Earth. He was a Polish astronomer, born in Toruń in XVth century. He published an evidence that Earth orbits the Sun, which was a contrary statement to what was so far believed, that Earth is the centre of Universe. By establishing the thesis of a heliocentric solar system he began the scientific revolution. His theory was highly controversial and not accepted at his time, yet it become one of the most important “game-changers”for understanding the Universe.
Despite the overwhelming criticism towards his work, Kopernik defended his theories till end of his life and became a symbol of the brave scientist standing alone, against the common beliefs and is now called the founder of modern astronomy.
Watch a short video about Mikołaj Kopernik
Take a look at humoristic visualisation of Kopernik’s daily life challenges (English subtitles available in the video)