Coming of Age in the Milky Way - Chapter 4: The Sun Worshipers Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Coming of Age in the Milky Way.
This section contains 740 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Coming of Age in the Milky Way Study Guide

Chapter 4: The Sun Worshipers Summary and Analysis

Mikolai Kopernik was an astronomer and assisted his professor in Bologna in observing the sun and the stars. His worked proved that the Ptolemaic system was inaccurate. Kopernik loved to read and was born just thirty years after the printing press was invented. Kopernik benefited from reading the works of Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes and Ptolemy. Kopernik was born in Poland but studied in Italy and when he returned home he had changed his name to Nicolaus Copernicus.

Copernicus studied the great astronomers and particularly admired Ptolemy. His heliocentric theory corrected errors made by his idol. He was impressed by the logic of Plato's belief that there was an underlying structure to the entire universe which led him to believe that the sun was at the center of the universe. Copernicus was influenced by Parisian scholar...

(read more from the Chapter 4: The Sun Worshipers Summary)

This section contains 740 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Coming of Age in the Milky Way Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Coming of Age in the Milky Way from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook