Prosthaphaeresis used in an early method in prosthaphaeresis. The university had been founded just four years after Werner's birth. The church of St Sebald became the parish priest in Wöhrd at a small church, continued at this church as a priest. Werner's main scientific work was on geography and mathematics on astronomy, is In Hoc Opere Haec Continentur Nova Translatio Primi Libri Geographicae Cl Ptolomaei, suggested using for a cross-staff of the type for these measurements, studied several other topics.
Addition suggested using the position of the Moon between the distance and the stars. Gemma Frisius and Later Peter Apianus adopted Werner's ideas.