Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), Danish astronomer, historical artwork. Brahe was the greatest astronomical observer of the pretelescope era. In 1572, he observed a nova in Cassiopeia and demonstrated it was a fixed star outside the solar system. In 1577, Brahe started to build the observatory of Uraniborg on the island of Hven, between Denmark and Sweden. He fitted it with the best instruments available at that time, many of them designed by himself. He worked there for 20 years measuring the position of 777 stars and planets. His work provided the best database for later astronomers such as Kepler and Newton.
About the Artist - Science, Industry & Business Librarynew York Public Library
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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