Christmas at Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg

Today is the birthday of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. He lived from 1546 to 1601, where he died in Prague. He discovered SN1572, which we today know is a supernova, but back then he thought to have discovered a new star. For this reason he published the famous “De Stella Nova” in 1573, which was solid evidence that the night sky is changing and not a fixed background.

All his observations were made at Uraniborg on the Danish island Hven. It was given by the Danish King Frederik the 2nd and cost 1 percent of the Danish economy.

Christmas is coming up and for this reason, I wrote an article about how the holiday season at Uraniborg (in Danish).

Read the article in full length here on the Danish science website videnskab.dk.

 

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