From the time of Thales of Miletus, in the fifth century B.C., down to that of Copernicus in the fifteenth and Tycho Brahe
in the sixteenth century A.D., observations have been from time to time carried on with more or less correctness, until in the present day the altitudes of the lunar mountains have been determined with exactitude.
This Copernicus forms the most important of the radiating system, situated in the southern hemisphere, according to Tycho Brahe
. It rises isolated like a gigantic lighthouse on that portion of the "Sea of Clouds," which is bounded by the "Sea of Tempests," thus lighting by its splendid rays two oceans at a time.
* A star was discovered by Tycho Brahe
which appeared suddenly in the heavens - attained, in a few days, a brilliancy surpassing that of Jupiter - then as suddenly disappeared, and has never been seen since.
The Dunhuang Star Chart, which dates from around the year AD 700, includes 1,300 stars --more than the catalogs of either Ulugh Beg or Tycho Brahe
(albeit not to the same positional precision).
Among the topics are the European career of a Scottish mathematician and physician, his 1607 Ars Medica: the effective method as foundation of medical knowledge and of ethics, home-styling matters: symbolic dimensions of the professorial household at Liddel's helmstadt, the geo-heliocentric controversy and his letter to Brahe
from 1600, reconstructing his library at Aberdeen, and his published and unpublished works.
BORN DOMITIAN, Roman emperor, AD51 KEVIN Kline, US film actor, 1947 WAYNE Rooney, English footballer, 1985, above DIED TYCHO Brahe
, Danish astronomer, 1546 GENE Roddenberry, Star Trek creator, 1991, above ROSA Parks, US civil rights activit, 2005
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Among the other scientists featured are chemist Percy Julian, whose research of plants led to discoveries like cortisone, and the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe
(1546-1601), the most famous of the period's astronomers, could not endorse the Copernican theory except as a hypothetical explanation because it lacked proof.
great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe
. This was because early telescopic
As is well-known, he used Tycho Brahe
's observations of Mars to demonstrate that the planets move in elliptical orbits, and to state his three laws of planetary motion.
3(17) et datation de lettres par Juste Lipse"; Robert V Young, "Constantia nos armat: Lipsius' Letters and the Trials of Constancy"; Harm-Jan Van Dam, "The Blacksmith and the Nightingale: Relations between Bonaventura Vulcanius and Daniel Heinsius"; Minna Skafte Jensen, "Tycho Brahe
's Double Identity as a Citizen of Denmark and of the World"; Craig Kallendorf, "Epic and Tragedy--Virgil, La Cerda, Milton"; Dirk Sacre, "A Missing Link: An Overlooked Letter of Jacob Cats to Caspar Barlaeus"; Antonio Iurilli, "Biblioteca e saperi: il progetto di Erycius Puteanus"; Joaquin Pascual Barea, "La Epistola commendatitia de Jacinto Carlos Quintero para la proyectada edicion en Flandes de los Veteres Hispaniae Dei de Rodrigo Caro"; Andries Welkenhuysen, "Scrabbling with Puteanus.