August 21, 1560

On this date in in 1560, 14 year old Tycho Brahe of Denmark received his first telescope and became interested in astronomy. Tycho Brahe was known during his lifetime as an astronomer and alchemist and for his exact, accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations. Also on the August 21, 1560, Tycho Brahe became interested in biology, somewhat, as he found that his telescope could also be used to peer from his third story bedroom window in the home of the young widow, Ingred Carlson.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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