Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy

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Capstone, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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"Tycho Brahe was an eccentric Danish astronomer in the 1500s. Growing up in the wealthy home of his uncle, he was provided with the freedom to pursue his ambitions in life. While attending college, Tycho viewed a solar eclipse, which scholars had predicted would happen. He was fascinated that science could predict such phenomenal events, and he devoted much of his time to studying the heavens. Using modern instruments and techniques to measure the positions of the stars and the movements of the planets, Brahe revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night sky."
  

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Contents

Tychos New Star
9
A Fortunate Childhood
19
A Costly Duel
29
A Lavish Home Life
39
Magnificent Observatories
49
A Vision of the Heavens
59
The Great Sky Survey
69
A Mysterious Death
79
An Important Legacy
89
Life and Times
96
Life at a Glance
102
Select Bibliography
108
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Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.