Sant'Antonio Facade The church of Sant'Antonio (facade) in Padua, Italy. Copernicus was student in Padua (Padova in Italian) studying astronomy, astrology, and medicine in 1501--1503. One should note that in those days astrology was considered a necessary qualification for medicine: a doctor had to be able predict the effect of the stars on health. Galileo was a professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Padua from 1592--1610.

Credit: Digital Imaging Project of Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton College; download site Digital Imaging Project's Padua, Italy site. The download site gives more information.