Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers

Bertil F. Dorch, Jakob Povl Holck, Kaare Lund Rasmussen, Majken Brahe Ellegaard Christensen

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Can we make a copy of Tycho’s “De Nova Stella” that can in fact survive a nova? At first, this may seem at best a nerdish, if not distinctly foolish question. However, it is also both a technological and a philosophical question: In fact, answering questions like this is linked to both technical, physical and sociological problems related to the long-term preservation and curation of objects from current and past civilizations. The undertaking presented here is two-fold: Firstly, we report on the results from a state of the art short-term project, in which we have digitized and analyzed three well-known rare books pertaining to astronomical observations by Tycho Brahe on the island of Hven. The project let to the creation of free ebooks, enabling open access to the sky as recorded by Tycho. Secondly, we discuss some long-term issues related to the digital and physical preservation of scientific knowledge and heritage in general, exemplified by e.g. the works by Tycho. Future work includes further physical analysis of the books and fragments, a systematic extraction and digitization of the astronomical observations, digital curation and dissemination, as well as research into the possibility of creating representations and replicas of the works, durable on extremely long time-scales.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelUnder One Sky : The IAU Centenary Symposium
RedaktørerChristiaan Sterken, John Hearnshaw, David Valls-Gabaud
Vol/bind13
Udgivelses stedWien, Østrig
ForlagCambridge University Press
Publikationsdato1. apr. 2019
Sider510-515
ISBN (Elektronisk)1743-9213
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. apr. 2019
BegivenhedThe 349th IAU Centenary Symposium - Vienna, Østrig
Varighed: 28. aug. 201831. aug. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 349

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KonferenceThe 349th IAU Centenary Symposium
Nummer349
LandØstrig
ByVienna
Periode28/08/201831/08/2018
NavnProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN1743-9213

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Dorch, B. F., Holck, J. P., Rasmussen, K. L., & Christensen, M. B. E. (2019). Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers. I C. Sterken, J. Hearnshaw, & D. Valls-Gabaud (red.), Under One Sky: The IAU Centenary Symposium (Bind 13, s. 510-515). Wien, Østrig: Cambridge University Press. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921319000693
Dorch, Bertil F. ; Holck, Jakob Povl ; Rasmussen, Kaare Lund ; Christensen, Majken Brahe Ellegaard. / Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers. Under One Sky: The IAU Centenary Symposium. red. / Christiaan Sterken ; John Hearnshaw ; David Valls-Gabaud. Bind 13 Wien, Østrig : Cambridge University Press, 2019. s. 510-515 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union).
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Dorch, BF, Holck, JP, Rasmussen, KL & Christensen, MBE 2019, Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers. i C Sterken, J Hearnshaw & D Valls-Gabaud (red), Under One Sky: The IAU Centenary Symposium. bind 13, Cambridge University Press, Wien, Østrig, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, s. 510-515, The 349th IAU Centenary Symposium, Vienna, Østrig, 28/08/2018. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921319000693

Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers. / Dorch, Bertil F.; Holck, Jakob Povl; Rasmussen, Kaare Lund; Christensen, Majken Brahe Ellegaard.

Under One Sky: The IAU Centenary Symposium. red. / Christiaan Sterken; John Hearnshaw; David Valls-Gabaud. Bind 13 Wien, Østrig : Cambridge University Press, 2019. s. 510-515 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union).

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Dorch BF, Holck JP, Rasmussen KL, Christensen MBE. Making Tycho Brahe’s Sky Accessible to Future Astronomers. I Sterken C, Hearnshaw J, Valls-Gabaud D, red., Under One Sky: The IAU Centenary Symposium. Bind 13. Wien, Østrig: Cambridge University Press. 2019. s. 510-515. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921319000693