Introduction for the Online Edition
The TYCHOS book is the result of almost half a decade of steady research into mostly non-Copernican astronomical literature, data and teachings. It all started as a personal quest to probe a number of issues and incongruities which, in my mind, afflicted Copernicus’ famed (and almost universally-accepted) heliocentric theory.
As I gradually came to realize that the Copernican / Keplerian model presented truly insurmountable problems as to its proposed physics and geometry, I decided to put to the test, in methodical fashion, what was once its most formidable adversary, namely the geo-heliocentric Tychonic model devised by the great observational astronomer Tycho Brahe. In short, the essential soundness of Tycho’s original model led me to envision and formulate the missing pieces of his ingenious (yet incomplete) configuration of our “solar system”.
The TYCHOS book expounds in simple narrative style – and with the visual support of more than 100 original illustrations – my revised design of Brahe’s system which, in absence of any other working model, should be ideally implemented in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics. This, because the TYCHOS is today the only existing model of our “solar system” which agrees – by and large – with the vast body of empirical astronomical observations aquired and documented by humankind throughout the centuries. In any event, as clearly demonstrated in my book, the Copernican model is fundamentally flawed – and needs to be definitively discarded.
Listed below is the table of contents of the book. The Preface, Foreword and Chapter 5 (“Introducing the TYCHOS model”), as well as the interactive Tychosium 2-D are freely accessible. To access the full book and the extensive Tychosium 3-D, please register to Tychos.info for a small access fee. If you prefer, please purchase the complete book in physical form.
Thank you – and enjoy your newfound cosmic perspective. Consider it, if you will, as a boon empowering your intellectual awareness during your life on this planet. It may well take many years (or decades?) before the TYCHOS model will be acknowledged, discussed, let alone accepted by this world’s scientific community. However, I trust that the plain soundness of its principles will ultimately shine through.
May reason prevail.
— Simon Shack
Table of Contents
Preface (free access)
Chapter 5 — Introducing the TYCHOS model (free access)
Chapter 21 — The TYCHOS Planetarium — or “Tychosium” (free access)