Exhibition “Copernicus. The Man who Moved the Earth” 24.06.–30.11.2023

24 June 2023

Exhibition “Copernicus. The Man who Moved the Earth” 24.06.–30.11.2023

The Pilecki Institute in Switzerland, in collaboration with the Polish Museum in Rapperswil, invites you to a temporary exhibition “Copernicus. The Man who Moved the Earth”.

This is a unique opportunity to get to know the figure of the outstanding Polish astronomer – Nicolaus Copernicus, and the rich collections of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil, present in Switzerland since 1870. Visitors will embark on an extraordinary journey to the world of Nicolaus Copernicus. Where did his parents come from? When did he first become interested in astronomy? Why did he conduct his research in distant Warmia, one of the parts of the Kingdom of Poland?

We will find the answers at the exhibition, which can be viewed from June 24 at the Hotel Schwanen (Quaistrasse 1, 8640 Rapperswil SG). Among the exhibited items, there will be, among others, the most famous work of Nicolaus Copernicus “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres” – a book that led to one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs in the history of the world. A copy of this extraordinary work, which is Copernicus’s real opus magnum, is the first full lecture on the heliocentric theory in the history of modern Europe – proclaiming that the Earth, like other planets, revolves around the Sun.

Visitors are invited from Friday to Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm. The exhibition is in German and Polish language.

Admission is free.

On June 24 from 12pm, we invite you to the Hotel Schwanen for a family picnic. That day, in addition to visiting the exhibition, the youngest guests will enjoy attractions related to the theme of Nicolaus Copernicus.

Come and discover the history of the man who moved the Earth!

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