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To maximize science production, build Copernicus' Observatory in the same city as the Colossus.


Early in the 16th Century, Nicholas Copernicus rediscovered the heliocentric theory of planetary motion, which is the belief -- now known to be fact -- that the planets revolve around the Sun. The foundation of modern astronomy was this theory and the meticulous scientific data collected by Copernicus in his Observatory, a small room in an East Prussian Cathedral spire. The methods of his research and observation that led to his correct conclusion were also a rebirth of the scientific method and an important step in the advance of knowledge.

Civilization Wonders

Apollo ProgramColossusCopernicus' ObservatoryCure for CancerDarwin's VoyageGreat LibraryGreat WallHanging GardensHoover DamIsaac Newton's CollegeJ.S. Bach's CathedralLighthouseMagellan's ExpeditionManhattan ProjectMichelangelo's ChapelOraclePyramidsSETI ProgramShakespeare's TheatreUnited NationsWomen's Suffrage