History of Astronomy – The Lord of Uraniborg – The Forefather of Modern European Astronomy? by Malcolm Porter – ONLINE
August 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Also known as Tyge Ottesen Brahe, or even better known as Tycho Brahe. We will explore some of his childhood, his education, where he lived, observed and recorded for 21 years, his achievements and, oh yes, why he had only half a nose! And finally, if you head to Scandinavia, we will take a look at what you can see of where he lived and worked. Malcolm has been a member of the Flamsteed Astronomy Society for over 15 years and served as Chairman for 4 years. He has a degree in Maths and Computing and worked throughout his career in Computer Services, carrying out every job from tape monkey to running a multimillion pound computer services company. From 2003 to 2011 he was the UK Chief Information Officer for one of the largest computer consultancy companies in the world. Retiring in 2011 has allowed Malcolm to spend more active time fully enjoying his passions, sport, photography, and in particular, astronomy. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR A LINK TO REGISTER FOR THIS ONLINE EVENT.