Written by Richard P. Poremski Thursday, 29 September 2005 17:00
Author Owen Gingerich, a professor at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, presented his recent book- The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus here on April 13, 2005 to an audience at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. After being introduced by host Charge d' Affaires Boguslaw Winid, Prof. Gingerich proceeded to deliver an eye-opening lecture about his most recent Copernicus book, and Copernican theory, which he illustrated with colorful and explanatory slides. As is often stated, Copernicus' most revolutionary and totally unprecedented astronomy work "stopped the earth and moved the sun" in the grand scheme of all things celestial in our universe. This radical theory was set into Latin print in the spring of 1543 and presented to Copernicus as he was laying on his deathbed. The great mortal man died as his earth-stopping immortal work was born- to live forever as an axiomatic law of the universe.