The enchanted Tycho Brahe’s island: nature, history, science

By Luisa Cifarelli. Published on 26 September 2013 in:
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The 7th EPS Historic Site ceremony since 2011 took place on 11 September 2013 on Hven Island, in the municipality of Landskrona, Øresund, Sweden.

Hven is the island where the world famous astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) built the most advanced observatory in 16th-century Europe for visual observation of the sky. His observations were performed using sophisticated quadrants and sextants that he himself designed, without a telescope (Galileo Galilei would be born 20 years later…

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