Tycho Design creates unique instruments thatinspire the spirit through their beauty and arouse the mind through scientificprecision.
Scientifically, Tycho is known for the discovery of a new star (now known as a supernova) in 1572 and the Tychonic System that has the sun orbiting an earth centric solar system with the other planets orbiting the sun. The Tychonic System observationally provided the same results as the Copernican system but without the sacrilege. Tycho was also known for his detailed astronomical observations that were five times more accurate than what currently existed at the time. Tycho also practiced astrology, common for astronomers at this time, and alchemy.
Tycho’s personal life was equally unique. As a young man, a disagreement over a mathematical equation lead to a sword duel where Tycho lost his nose. He was resigned to wear a silver and gold prosthetic nose the rest of his life. Tycho lived in an island castle called Uraniborg that was dedicated to the sciences. He had lavish parties, a moose that roamed the castle that developed a taste for Danish beer, and a dwarf named Jepp, whom Tycho believed was clairvoyant, as a jester.
Tycho Brahe was exceptional and unique and brought great change to our understanding of the world and the universe in which it exists.
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Each Tycho Astronomical clock is a custom piece and can be designed to fit the demands of the space and owner. Current creations have included placing gemstones in the zodiac plate depicting birthdays, local language requirements, 16 foot diameter, more planets (Neptune and Uranus) and zodiac refinements.