Doc and Clara looking at the Moon and the stars through Clara's now-repaired telescope.

This article is about the Moon crater Copernicus. You may be looking for Doc's 1955 dog Copernicus.

Copernicus was a crater on the Moon, named after the famed scientist Nicolaus Copernicus.


When Dr. Emmett Brown and Clara Clayton were looking at the Moon and the stars with her telescope on September 5, 1885, Clara pointed Copernicus out to Doc and mentioned that as a child, she had called the crater Little Sunshine before finding out later it already had a name. Doc agreed with Clara that Copernicus did look like a little sun.


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