[ brah, brah-hee; Danish brah-e ]
/ brɑ, ˈbrɑ hi; Danish ˈbrɑ ɛ /
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Ty·cho [tee-koh; Danish ty-koh], /ˈti koʊ; Danish ˈtü koʊ/, 1546–1601, Danish astronomer.
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How to use Brahe in a sentence
He was a man of scientific culture, corresponded with Kepler, and was a personal friend of Tycho Brahe.Chapters on Jewish Literature|Israel Abrahams
The figures of the several constellations are copies of these drawn by Tycho Brahe, and all have been exquisitely colored.
Tycho Brahe is the accredited authority for the representation of the several fixed stars.
This was Tycho Brahe's famous and perfectly sound argument against the Copernican theory.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
Ptolemy catalogued 10 stars in this constellation; Tycho Brahe 11 and Hevelius 17.
British Dictionary definitions for Brahe
/ (brɑː, ˈbrɑːhɪ, Danish ˈbraːə) /
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
[ brä, brä′hē ]
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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