About this Scope
Projects tagged as "Copernicus" assume a foundation in mathematics up to basic algebra and a reasonable grasp on logic. Most projects in this category should be approachable by middle-school students or those just getting started on their STEM journey.
Nicolaus Copernicus was a Rennaissance-era Polish scientist, mathematician, and scholar who formulated and published a model of the universe that placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at its center. His heliocentric model was one of the first non-geocentric models to gain legitimacy in almost 18 centuries. Although his model and methods were primitive by modern standards, they laid the foundation for many astronomical discoveries that followed.