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Tycho Brahe's Contribution to Astronomy

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Tycho Brahe was:

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1. Tycho Brahe believed that:

2. A Geocentric universe has:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of Brahe's contribution to astronomy. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding who Tycho Brahe was, as well as knowing what Brahe believed about planetary movement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Who Tycho Brahe was
  • Belief of Brahe concerning planetary movement
  • What a geocentric universe means
  • Term for how an object shifts positions based upon the observer's changed location
  • Nature of Brahe's true contributions to his field

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Brahe's contributions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Tycho Brahe
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term 'geocentric'

Additional Learning

To learn more about what made Tycho Brahe so famous, review the corresponding lesson called Tycho Brahe's Contribution to Astronomy. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify who Tycho Brahe was
  • Describe Brahe's early understanding of the geocentric nature of the universe
  • Know the difference between Brahe's understanding and Copernican belief
  • Appreciate why Brahe did not believe the sun was center
  • Understand Brahe's later type of geo-heliocentric system
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