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The noblest astronomer,
This review is from: On Tycho's Island: Tycho Brahe, Science, and Culture in the Sixteenth Century (Paperback)
This is a gripping account of the life and times of the greatest observational astronomer before the invention of the telescope. He established a new kind of observatory, with instruments of exquisite accuracy, and he founded the first research institute (under royal patronage) in Europe. His observational records enabled his protege Johannes Kepler to unlock the secrets of planetary motion. This is by far and away the best modern account of Brahe and his impact. It is a superb biography, and a great read. Enjoy!
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