Johann Elert Bode

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Date of birth
1747-01-19
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Things named after this
Titius–Bode law
 

Deceased Person

Date of death
1826-11-23
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Astronomer

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Assessment
Bode's main contribution to astronomy lay in the spreading of information about the subject to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
Category
natural sciences and mathematics
Disciplines
astronomer
Connections from
johann elert bode anticipated william herschel (William Herschel)
johann elert bode anticipated giuseppe piazzi (Giuseppe Piazzi)
johann elert bode work related to carl friedrich gauss (Carl Friedrich Gauss)
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immanuel kant work related to johann elert bode (Immanuel Kant)
william herschel corresponded with johann elert bode (William Herschel)
giuseppe piazzi corresponded with johann elert bode (Giuseppe Piazzi)
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In his early astronomical studies Bode was greatly encouraged by the poet Friedrich Klopstock, who persuaded him to publish, in 1768, his: 'Instructions on the Study of the Stars.' In 1772, at the age of 25, Bode was invited to join the astronomical obs (Details)
The sale of astronomical almanacs was a major source of income for the Academy, but because they were often inaccurate, sales were falling. (Details)
During his early years at the Academy, Bode concentrated on developing improved mathematical methods to make the yearbook more accurate. (Details)
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