Tycho Brahe in seiner gegenwärtigen Aktualität

Jahrbuch für Goetheanismus 2001, 2001, P.7-22 | DOI: 10.18756/jfg.2001.7


Tycho Brahe and his modern significance - 14th December 1546 - 24th October 1601

On 24th October 1601 Tycho Brahe died. His life-work enabled Johannes Kepler’s discovcry of the so called Kepler’s laws. With Brahe and Kepler a thousand year old striving for the mathematical description of the planets’ orbits rcached its culmination. Whereas both astronomers effectively solved this question, Brahe germinated an extended and modern view of the sky. He described comets and a supernova as phenomena belonging to the sky. For the first time in western history incalculable phenomena were thereby attributed not to the earth but to cosmic space.