Inspired to Study Astronomy

In the 15th century, science was not a university subject in and of itself, as it is today, but instead was part of the arts program. Astronomy was a subject taught mainly for the purpose of keeping a calendar, which enabled clergymen to keep track of spiritual holidays. One of the professors at the university was a Polish mathematician named Albert Brudzewski. There is no evidence that Copernicus actually attended his classes, but it is known that they were friends and that Brudzewski was key in introducing Nicholas to astronomy and inspiring in him a deep and lifelong interest in the subject. Brudzewski's astronomy was that of Ptolemy's, Aristotle's and, most important, the church's, which was the accepted, Earth-centered system.

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