Tycho Brahe, the Scandalous Astronomer

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Who says scientists are boring geeks? Certainly not the narrator of a short video who dishes up the scandals associated with Tycho Brahe, a Danish scientist and alchemist (now that's two labels you don't often see together) who used precise calculations to predict the movements of the planets. And he did all this without a telescope. Included in Brahe's entourage were Johannes Kepler and Jep, the clairvoyant dwarf. A real stellar character.

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  • The clever animation and catchy script are sure to engage viewers
  • Discussion questions, a short listening assessment, and links to additional information are included

 

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