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Nicolaus Copernicus

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Hipparchus Galileo Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus (center)

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was an Earth astronomer of German and Polish origin.

He was one of six Human astronomers honored with a monument located in front of the Griffith Observatory, the others being Hipparchus, Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, Isaac Newton and William Herschel.

The statue furthermore featured a plaque commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the "father of modern astronomy". (VOY: "Future's End")

Copernicus City, the Copernicus Ship Yards and the University of Copernicus as well as the USS Copernicus and the various shuttlecrafts named Copernicus were named in his honor.

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