The Occultation of a Star by the Moon

Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikolaj Kopernik), a Polish Astronomer, recorded in 1497, observation of the occultation of a star by the moon. Nicolaus Copernicus was ado the developer of the heliocentric world system.

Additional Information:

  • Occultation – Wikipedia
    An occultation is an event that occurs when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer.
  • The Moon > Star/Planet Occultations – CalSky
    Scientific info based on dates
  • Occultations | Search for Lunar and Planetary Occultations
    If you’ve ever peered at a full moon through a telescope you’ve probably noticed a star or two near the edge. You’ll notice the Moon moving with respect to the star
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – Wikipedia
    Nicolaus Copernicus (/koʊˈpɜːrnɪkəs, kə-/;[1][2][3] Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik [miˈkɔwaj kɔˈpɛrɲik] ( listen); German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.
  • Nicolaus Copernicus – Religious Figure, Astronomer, Scholar …
    Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was instrumental in establishing the concept of a heliocentric solar system, in which the sun, rather than the earth, is the center of the solar system.
Date:
      1497
Name(s):
      Nicolaus Copernicus
      (Mikolaj Kopernik)
Occupation:
      Polish Astronomer
Location:
      Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus
(Mikolaj Kopernik)


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