Michael Maestlin

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1631-10-20
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1550-09-30
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Maestlin's ingenious use of relatively simple observations impressed his contemporary Brahe, who incorporated Maestlin's essay on the nova into his own work on the subject. (Details)
While a student, he reprinted German astronomer Reinhold's "Prutenic Tables" (1551) adding a brief appendix of tables computed by the methods introduced by Copernicus. (Details)
Nothing is known of Maestlin's parents or his early schooling. (Details)
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The first in print to correctly explain earthshine, he also wrote an important popular textbook on astronomy, and rekindled interest in Copernican cosmology.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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astronomer
Connections from
michael maestlin reprinted erasmus reinhold (Erasmus Reinhold)
michael maestlin a fan was tycho brahe (Tycho Brahe)
michael maestlin worked for son of petrus apianus (Petrus Apianus)
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johannes kepler taught by michael maestlin (Johannes Kepler)
willebrord snel van royen met michael maestlin (Willebrord Snellius)
erasmus reinhold work updated by michael maestlin (Erasmus Reinhold)
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