Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy

Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy

by Don Nardo

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756533090
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Series: Signature Lives: Scientific Revolution
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Tycho's new star — A fortunate childhood — A costly duel — A lavish home life — Magnificent observatories — A vision of the heavens — The great sky survey — A mysterious death — An important legacy.

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