Copernican system

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(astronomy) Copernicus' astronomical model in which the Earth rotates around the sun

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Following the decree of the Index of Forbidden Books in March 1616, Galileo was admonished not to teach or uphold the Copernican Theory.
Even stars of the first magnitude appear much smaller than the Sun or Moon of course, but their vast distances under the Copernican theory translated those small apparent sizes into vast physical sizes.
The Cardinal warned Galileo privately that he should follow the decree and refrain from further support of the Copernican theory, with the understanding he becomes liable to the Inquisition if he refuses.
In this section we showed that Hume thinks of Copernican theory as providing a revolution (understood as a discontinue break) in science.
It is the simpler Copernican theory that has prevailed.
He accepted the Copernican theory that the Earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun.
This is also the 400th year of Galileo's (1564-1642) first observations of the heavens through the telescope, thus confirming the Copernican theory of the heliocentric rather than the geocentric universe.
In 1633, Galileo was put on trial by the Roman Catholic Church for promoting the Copernican theory that the Earth and other planets orbited the sun.
Copernican theory, as proved by Galileo, raised Earth's stature while placing the Sun at the bottom of the heap.
Scholars have often commented on the absence of Copernican theory in Marlowe's play.
Weidhorn writes that Galileo "did not definitively prove the validity of the Copernican theory (Foucault in the nineteenth century did).
Galileo famously sought audience with the pope, trying to convince him not to reject the new telescopic evidence supporting Copernican theory merely because it conflicted with scripture.
Moreover, as several of the essays collected here remind us, Galileo did not have any direct evidence for the Copernican theory.
modification of strictures concerning Circumcision or refraining from "unclean" foods), and the Church's changed stance on Galileo's proof of the Copernican theory, on Darwin's theory of evolution, and on scripture based justification of slavery, among others, the people of God discovered that interpretation of Scripture and Tradition evolves in light of God's Love.
In 1610 Galileo published Sidereal Messenger, with its account of telescopic observations that tended to confirm the Copernican theory.