Tycho Brahe Biography

Scientist, Astronomer (1546–1601)
Tycho Brahe was a Danish astronomer whose work paved the way for future discoveries.


After finding that Copernican tables were several days off in predicting the overlap of Jupiter and Saturn, Tycho Brahe decided to devote his life to correcting them. His observations—the most accurate possible before the invention of the telescope—included a full study of the solar system and accurate positions of more than 777 fixed stars, and what he accomplished remains remarkable today.

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