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Tycho, Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and the New World

  Tycho Brahe lived from 1546 to 1601. Here is a page detailing his contributions to astronomy.  William Shakespeare wrote his first 23 plays during Tycho’s lifetime. These plays include such major works as Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet. Click here for a list of Shakespeare’s major works.  Also, in 1584, the first […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

About Tycho: Tycho Brahe is known as one of the most reliable naked eye observers of his time. Using an elaborate naked eye observatory sponsored by King Frederick II, Tycho was able to accurately measure the movements of the stars. He was convinced that the Sun was the center of the solar system but he […] Continue reading

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