Brahe

[ brah, brah-hee; Danish brah-e ]
/ brɑ, ˈbrɑ hi; Danish ˈbrɑ ɛ /

noun

Ty·cho [tee-koh; Danish ty-koh], /ˈti koʊ; Danish ˈtü koʊ/, 1546–1601, Danish astronomer.

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  • Clavius's great contemporary, Tycho-Brahe, the distinguished Danish astronomer, found no reason to reject it.

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British Dictionary definitions for Brahe

Brahe
/ (brɑː, ˈbrɑːhɪ, Danish ˈbraːə) /

noun

Tycho (ˈtyːço). 1546–1601, Danish astronomer, who designed and constructed instruments that he used to plot accurately the positions of the planets, sun, moon, and stars
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Scientific definitions for Brahe

Brahe
[ brä, brähē ]
Tycho 1546-1601

Danish astronomer who made the most accurate and extensive observations of the planets and stars before the telescope was invented. Brahe determined the position of 777 stars, demonstrated that comets follow regular paths, and observed the supernova of 1572, which became known as Tycho's star. Although Brahe did not accept the Copernican heliocentric model of the solar system, his careful observations allowed Johannes Kepler to prove that Copernicus was essentially correct.
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