tycho and kepler

The extraordinary, unlikely tale of Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, and their enormous contribution to astronomy and understanding of the cosmos, is one of the strangest stories in the history of science.

Kepler was a poor, devoutly religious teacher with a genius for mathematics. Brahe was an arrogant, extravagant aristocrat who possessed the finest astronomical instruments and observations of the time, before the telescope. Both espoused theories that seem off-the-wall to modern minds, but their fateful meeting in Prague in 1600 was to change the future of science.

Set in one of the most turbulent and colorful eras in European history, when medieval was giving way to modern, Tycho and Kepler is a double biography of these two remarkable men.