Kopernik (HM20S0)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.412', W 75° 10.124'

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—Dudley Talcott (1899-1986) —

Polish astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik, known to English speakers as Nikolaus Copernicus, was the first to propose the earth revolves around the sun. In the 1500's when the earth was thought to be the center of the universe, this was a revolutionary idea.
The 16-foot outer circle represents the earth's orbit, and the inner disks symbolize the sun sending out its rays of light. The supporting structure suggests instruments that Kopernik used. To celebrate the 500th anniversary of his birth, the local Polish American community commissioned this stainless steel sculpture and donated it to the City of Philadelphia.
HM NumberHM20S0
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Date Added Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 485587 N 4422983
Decimal Degrees39.95686667, -75.16873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.412', W 75° 10.124'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 24.72" N, 75° 10' 7.44" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 610, 212, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1716 Race St, Philadelphia PA 19103, US
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