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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe (14 December 1546 – 24 October 1601) Tycho’s contributions to astronomy began when he made improvements to the inaccurate prediction models of Ptolemy and Copernicus. Despite not having the benefit of a telescope, he was able to raise the bar of accurate celestial observations and even mapped the location of over 700 stars. […] Continue reading

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Photo: picture alliance / © Fine Art Images/Heritage Imag | © Fine Art Images/Heritage Images Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546–October 24, 1601) helped to recalibrate old, grossly inaccurate measurements of the stars and the predictions of their movements. He dedicated himself to finding more accurate measurements, and while conducting research at his observatory Uraniborg in […] Continue reading

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Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe was born in 1546 and died in 1601. Brahe! was famous because he was an incredibly meticulous nighttime observer who dedicated hours to documenting the positions of celestial objects. Brahe became known as the best astronomical observer. He was also known for his famous observation machine that rotated and allowed Brahe to track […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

The astronomer Tycho Brahe was born on December 14th, 1546 in Knutstorp Castle, Scania, Denmark–Norway and died on  October 24th, 1601 (aged 54) in Prague, Kingdom of Bohemia, Holy Roman Empire . You can find more info on him at the following website. During Brahe’s lifetime, Sir Francis Drake became a part of the third […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

(For the above and later information on Brahe, I used Brittanica, the online encyclopedia)  Brahe’s life overlapped with Galileo 37 years and with Kepler 30 years Galileo’s life overlapped with Kepler 71 years  (Determined through calculations of the above dates)  (For this response I used the Ninth Edition of the Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System, […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) Tycho Brahe was the best naked eye observer of all time. He lived before the invention of the telescope, and therefore had to rely on his vision for all of his observations. He presented a geo-heliocentric model of the solar system in which the sun and moon revolved around Earth but everything […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Of the given astronomers, I chose Tycho Brahe (December 14, 1546 – October 24, 1601): Tycho Brahe created precise instruments for observing and measuring the sky before the creation of the telescope. He kept a meticulous record of stars and planets- in particular Mars along with a new model of the solar system which would […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Brahe was important to astronomy because he developed astronomical instruments and was uniquely accurate in determining and charting the locations of celestial bodies before the advent of the telescope. He also brought artistry to his work, creating a unique observatory and even a novel way to bind his manuscripts. His astronomical contributions include charting accurate […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe is my chosen astronomer. He was born on 14, Dec. 1546 and died 24, Oct. 1601. (Wikipedia) Some historical events that occurred during Brahe’s lifetime include: 1553-1558: The crowning of Mary as Queen of England, making her the first woman to rule England (Intriguing History) 1562: Witchcraft becomes a capital offense (Intriguing History)Continue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Tycho Brahe: (12/14/1546 – 10/24/1601) The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre occurred in Paris on August 24th and 25th in 1572. This massacre was orchestrated by the Catholic Catherine de Medici, carried out by Catholic noblemen and citizens, and resulted in the slaughter of French Huguenots (protestants). In February 1570, Queen Elizabeth I of England wasContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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