Sunday, May 29, 2016



     Science has always been a theory followed by a hypothesis but not space because it’s one of the least knowledgeable aspects of science. Space is all about the unknown, which tend to be all about . The astronomer that comes to mind about these theories is Nikolaus Copernicus. Copernicus is from Poland who also is known for being a mathematician. He is the astronomer that put the earth at the center of the galaxy rather than the sun. Copernicus called this the heliocentric solar system, which is one of the most famous models of all time. Copernicus believed that the size and speed of each planet's orbit depended on its distance from the sun. The Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos was there to figure out the Copernicus’ heliocentric model was incorrect and changed to that the sun is the center of the solar system. This idea of models also relates back to art because of the design of the planets and stars. This art releases the wonders of the universe because there are many hidden secrets among the solar system. Going back to the mathematics within the universe with Copernicus, the only way to calculate the solar metrics is with the power of 10 according to Professor Vesna. This creates a simpler range of numbers that calculate facts in the solar system. This is how the subjects of math and art relate back to the aspects of space.

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  1. Great post Jake! I loved learning about space this week because I found it all to be so fascinating. I agree with your thoughts on Copernicus and it is so cool to learn about how his ideas started the beginning of space exploration. I also enjoyed this week's lecture because I found that space represents a third culture between the science and art worlds.

  2. Very cool post Jake. Copernicus was a very smart guy and for him to propose the heliocentric model got the ball rolling on the the research of our solar system. Like you said the unknown has inspired many works of art which led to other space theories, creating the third culture.