But the expermiental table isn’t the only thing related to Copernicus in Olsztyn castle! I’m in Gdansk now but I can’t forget the room dedicated to the astronomer! First of all, a copy of his famous portrait (very bad illuminated!) so-called Torun portrait (the original is in Torun). And secondly, an sketch of this other “Copernicus lecturing mathematics in Rome” (or “Copernicus explaining his heliocentric system”) by Wojciech Gerson.
It was created in 1873 within the framework of the four hundredth anniversary of Copernicus birth. Unfortunately, the painting has not been preserved until the present day.
The exhibition is not so big but you can learn some facts about Copernicus’life and his works on astronomy, medicine or economies.
During the years 1516-1530 he worked on the reform of the currency system of Prussia which foundations were elaborated by him as administrator at Olsztyn castle. His economic interests resulted in the treatise of 1519 (on the left). He aslo worked on the appropiate prices of bread.
There also are explanations of Copernicus as defender of the castle and canon of Warmia.
Finally, next to the main entrance there are some steps that go directly to another famous Copernicus’ portraits:
Of course, this is not going to be my last post about Copernicus in Poland! I don’t know what I am going to find in Gdansk but my next step in the trip will be… Torun!
Location: Olsztyn castle (map)