Tycho Brahe was born December14 1546 – October 24 1601, born Tyge Ottesen Brahe. A Danish noblemen that had comprehensive kowledge on astronomical and planetary observations. He was well known to be a astronomer and alchemist.
Jan 1, 1565
In his early years he lived in the Knutstrop Castle. his father Otte Brahe was a noblemen important to the Danish king. He was incharge of the chruch and politicial needs on behalf of the king. His twin brother died before being baptized. so he wrote a ode to his death. He had 2 more sisters. His uncle died of Pneumonia. He loved all his family.
Nov 11, 1572
1572 Super nova
Tycho was observing a very bright star in the constellation Cassiopeia. He named the star SN1572.1573 he published a small book, De nova stella the term nova for a "new" star we now classify this star as a supernova and we know that it is 7500 light-years from Earth. This discovery was decisive for his choice of astronomy as a profession. Tycho was strongly critical of those who dismissed the implications of the astronomical appearance, writing in the preface to De nova ste
Jan 1, 1574
Tycho published a book about his observations in 1572. Left Denmark to study with William the IV observatory. King Fredrick the II wanted Tycho to continue his work so he gave him the island Hven and funded his work at the observatory
Jan 1, 1577
Chasing a comet
Brahe made careful observations of a comet. He measured the parallax of the comet he could tell the comet was farther than the moon. This contradict the the teachings of Aristrotle.
Jan 1, 1579
Tycho designed and built new instruments, calibrated them, and instituted nightly observations. He also ran his own printing press. The observatory was visited by many scholars,and Tycho trained a generaion of young astronomers.
Jan 1, 1579
Solar system model ???
Brahe proposed a model of the Solar System that was intermediate between the Ptolemaic and Copernican models (it had the Earth at the center). It proved to be incorrect, but was the most widely accepted model of the Solar System for a time.
Jan 1, 1581
Mars in Motion
His observations of planetary motion, particularly that of Mars, provided the crucial data for later astronomers like Kepler to construct our present model of the solar system.
In 1597, Emperor Rudolf II of Bohemia offered him aa jobof 3000 ducats and an estate near Prague, where he planned to construct a new Uranienborg. Unfortunately, Tycho Brahe died in 1601 before construction was complete.
Danish godfather of astronomy
His research and observations were the most accurat at the time. All his findngs paved the way for many other scientist like Kepler amd Galileo.
He got interested in astronomy because his first sight of an eclipsein 1560.
In 1566 was wounded in a duel over who was the greatest mathematician of all time. He covered the scar on the bridge of his nose with a silver/copper plate.
Tycho Brahe once held a full 1% of Denmark’s wealth and threw lavish parties.
Tycho had his own court jester, a dwarf named Jepp, whom he believed was psychic.