Engraving of Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer

Engraving of Nicolas Copernicus, Polish astronomer

H403/0023 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.9MB

Downloadable file size: 3.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Engraving of Nicolas Copernicus (1473-1543), Polish astronomer. Copernicus believed that the planetary positions could be calculated more easily if the Sun, rather than the Earth, was at the centre of the Universe. Copernicus continued to believe in perfectly circular orbits. He described his system in a book, but hesitated publishing it due to the heretical nature of its thought. Not until 1543, some weeks before his death, was the book published. The Copernican System as it came to be known hearlded the start of the Scientific Revolution.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: 16th century astromomer, astronomer, copernicus, cosmologist, historical, nicolaus, portraits, solar system, surname c

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.