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With this app students learn about the life and contributions to astronomy made by Nicolaus Copernicus. It discusses his breakthrough theory that the Sun, not the Earth was at the center of our planetary system.

Many science historians consider Nicolaus Copernicus to be one of the greatest astronomers of all time. He lived at the begining of the scientific revolution. His discovery was surpressed for over thirty years because it conflicted with the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church.

Nicolaus Copernicus was born in 1473 in a small town, Torun, which is just northwest of Warsaw, Poland. Nicolaus Copernicus parents died when he was young and he was raised by a wealthy and prominent uncle. He grew up under his uncle's care who wanted Nicolaus to become a canon at a cathedral in Poland. The uncle provided Nicolaus with an education but there were conflicts. Nicolaus was interest in math and science, particularly, astronomy, but his uncle wanted him to learn canon law so that Nicolaus would have a permanent, well-paying job.

Using this app students learn about his interesting life. It includes introductory information about early models of the universe. We hope that this app will inspire students to pursue careers in science. Students will enjoy using this graphically illustrated, interactive learning tool. The timeline feature presents key events in the development of our modern understanding of how the solar system works. Tapping on timeline points brings up descriptions of historically significant events and the role that Nicolaus Copernicus played. A quiz function helps students demonstrate their comprehension of the reading material. Key science concepts are shown in colorful illustrations. We hope this app will inspire students to study science. The app shows that Nicolaus Copernicus certainly deserves the place he has earned in the history of science.

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Special features make using Nicolaus Copernicus fun:

1. Tap buttons to learn about the major events in his life.

2. interesting facts are presented using colorful charts.

3. Tap the quiz or game buttons to practice what you've learned.

4. Read about some of the significant events in the history of astronomy and the important contributions that Nicolaus Copernicus made during his lifetime.

5. Sound effects make the interaction even more fun.

6. Available for iPad and Apple TV devices.


Available now for Apple TV

Bring the excitement of exploring the breakthroughs in astronomy and contributions made by Nicolaus Copernicus to your classroom or living room with the Apple TV version of the Nicolaus Copernicus • Astronomer app.