Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)

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Date
1962
Summary
Acknowledge as one of the greatest observational astronomers who ever lived, Tycho (TY-ko) Brahe (BRAH-ee) managed to make enormous strides without the help of telescopes.  During his lifetime he discovered that comets are the product of interplanetary space rather than of the earth, as had long been believed.  His inventions included a number of highly accurate instruments, and among his publications was a most valuable table of refractions. Toward the end of his life, he was joined by Johannes Kepler, who functioned as Brahe’s assistant and, after the great astronomer’s death, continued the work his friend had begun.
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genres
Educational; Historical
Subject
Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:00); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1962
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003266048; Other: GR00401910; MDPI Barcode: 40000003266048

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