The TYCHOS – our Geoaxial Binary System

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is the 1st Edition of the TYCHOS book (released March 21, 2018). It is now superseded by the 2nd Edition – as it includes another 4 years of research by its author, Simon Shack. This website will nonetheless remain online “for the record”.

The 2nd Edition of the TYCHOS book (released on March 21, 2022) is now freely accessible at the new website:

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.

UPDATE [March 2020]: My TYCHOS book (all 36 chapters) is now freely accessible online – in the interest of maximum divulgation. However, I will warmly appreciate any financial support / donation towards my longstanding and ongoing research efforts (see donate button at the bottom of this page). Since 2013, I have independently pursued and developed the Tychos model without any sort of institutional funding – and am currently working on the 2nd edition of the book. Here is where you may purchase the original 1st edition of my book, “The TYCHOS – Our Geoaxial Binary System”-(2018) in physical form.

As you read the book, make sure to visit and peruse the Tychosium 3-D, an interactive digital planetarium in constant development (with my research partner and computer programmer Patrik Holmqvist) which already simulates the Tychos Solar System to a high level of accuracy.

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)

Foreword — Some basic intellectual problems with the Copernican model (free access)

Chapter 1 — About Binary Star Systems

Chapter 2 — A brief look into the past regarding the Sun-Mars relationship

Chapter 3 — About our Sun-Mars binary system

Chapter 4 — Sirius A and B — “Living proof” in support of the TYCHOS model

Chapter 5 — Introducing the TYCHOS model (free access)

Chapter 6 — Mars, the “Key” to our system

Chapter 7 — The Copernican model is geometrically impossible

Chapter 8 — The apparent retrograde motions of our “P-Type” planets

Chapter 9 — The retrograde periods of Venus and Mercury

Chapter 10 — Mercury — the Sun’s junior moon

Chapter 11 — Venus — the Sun’s senior moon

Chapter 12 — Tilts, inclinations, obliquities & oscillations

Chapter 13 — The Sun’s 79-Year cycle

Chapter 14 — Our Asteroid belts — tangible evidence of our Sun-Mars binary system

Chapter 15 — Our orbitally-resonant system “regulated” by our Moon

Chapter 16 — Computing the 25344-year “Great Year” in the TYCHOS

Chapter 17 — Our Cosmic Clockwork and the “16 factor”

Chapter 18 — Requiem for the “Lunisolar Wobble” theory

Chapter 19 — Earth’s Polaris-Vega-Polaris (PVP) orbit

Chapter 20 — Verifying Earth’s proposed orbital diameter

Chapter 21 — The TYCHOS Planetarium — or “Tychosium” (free access)

Chapter 22 — Earth’s 1 mph motion explains the “Equinoctial Precession”

Chapter 23 — The “Solar Day” versus the “Sidereal Day”

Chapter 24 — The “Solar Year” versus the “Sidereal Year”

Chapter 25 — The “geospatial” motives for the existence of our “Leap Day”

Chapter 26 — The Analemma and the Equation of Time

Chapter 27 — About our Moon and what it tells us

Chapter 28 — The Moon-Mercury Synchronicity

Chapter 29 — Earth’s 1 mph motion explains all of our “Outer” Planets’ parallaxes

Chapter 30 — Understanding the “Great Year” (of 25344 solar years)

Chapter 31 — The Gregorian Calendar and the implications of its current year count

Chapter 32 — The TYCHOS Great Year (TGY) — 25344 solar years of 365.22057 days

Chapter 33 — The Heliacal rising of Sirius

Chapter 34 — The stellar sophistry known as the “Aberration of Light”

Chapter 35 — The Question of Star Distances

Chapter 36 — The Mystery of Negative Stellar Parallax

Epilogue — The Copernican System’s many “confirmation flops” — a brief historical memento

Appendix I — Table of Acronyms, Terms and Constants

Appendix II — Miscellaneous data for bodies in the TYCHOS system

Appendix III — Bibliography