Renaissance astronomy, Tycho

Renaissance astronomy, Tycho - PROBLEMS BROUGHT ON BY...

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PROBLEMS BROUGHT ON BY COPERNICUS’ NEW COSMOLOGY WHY WAS THE EARTH SPHERICAL? ARISTOTLE’S IDEA THAT EARTH ATTRACTED EARTH MADE IT LOGICAL THAT THE EARTH WAS A SPHERE. WHAT CAUSED BOTH THE ROTATION AND THE REVOLUTION OF THE EARTH?
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TYCHO BRAHE
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RENAISSANCE ASTRONOMY TYCHO BRAHE (1546-1601) ORIGINALLY NAMED “TYGE” ADOPTED THE LATINIZED “TYCHO” WHEN HE WAS 15 HIS FATHER, OTTO, WAS A DANISH NOBLEMAN HE HAD A TWIN WHO DIED EARLY AFTER HE WAS BORN – HIS FIRST PUBLICATION , AT AGE 25, WAS AN ODE TO HIS DEAD TWIN
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TYCHO BRAHE HE BECAME INTERESTED IN ASTRONOMY WHEN HE SAW A SOLAR ECLIPSE IN 1560. HE WAS AMAZED THAT IT HAD BEEN PREDICTED. HIS FIRST STUDIES INVOLVED BOOKS LIKE SACROBOSCO’S DE SPHAERA MUNDI (SPHERE), APIANUS’, COSMOGRAPHIA SEU DECRIPTIO TOTIUS ORBIS AND REGIOMONTANUS’, DE TRIANGULIS
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TYCHO BRAHE WHEN HE WAS 17 HIS UNCLE JORGEN DIED FROM PNEUMONIA HE CONTRACTED AFTER RESCUING THE KING WHOSE HORSE HAD FALLEN INTO THE WATER. HIS FATHER AND MOTHER ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIM AS HE WAS STILL UNDER 18. WHEN HE WAS 20 HE, ON TWO OCCASIONS, HAD SEVERE
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TYCHO BRAHE WHEN HE WAS 25 HIS FATHER DIED ANOTHER UNCLE HELPED HIM BUILD AN OBSERVATORY AND AN ALCHEMICAL LABORATORY
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