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Tycho Brahe - the founder of modern observing astronomy.

Tycho Ottesen Brahe (December 14, 1546 - October 24, 1601) was a great Danish astronomer, considered the founder of modern observing astronomy. He was born on Knudstrup Castle outside Landskrona in the then Danish Scania, and died in Prague.

18 October 2009

The life of Tycho BraheThe life of Tycho Brahe
On the 21st of August 1560 the then fifteen year old Tycho Brahe observed a solar eclipse and it became the decisive experience...

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19 October 2009

The astronomy of Tycho BraheThe astronomy of Tycho Brahe
On the 11th of November 1572 Tycho observed a new star that shined so brightly that it could also be seen during the day...

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19 October 2009

Tycho Brahe?s time ? and the presentTycho Brahe’s time – and the present
In 1575 Tycho Brahe was entailed the island Hven in the Øresund by King Frederik II. The farmers on the island came with the gift...

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