On 14 March 1964 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest scientific thinkers of the 20th Century, delivered a lecture entitled ‘The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun‘. The talk covered Johannes Kepler’s first law of planetary motion in a way no other lecture has done. For thirty years this remarkable lecture was believed to […]

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Watch how Kepler, “the wandering astronomer” overcomes illness, persecution and a range of personal tragedies in order to uncover the first universal laws built purely with mathematics to describe the motions of the planets – paving the way for Newton, Einstien and whoever comes next to uncover the deepest mysteries of the cosmos. The Mechanical […]

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Pythagoras to Plato, Philolaus, Cicero, Ptolemy, Boethius, Robert Fludd and many other scholars used different metaphysical or aesthetic arguments to associate to each celestial body a pitch, according to the best musical theory of his time. However, it was Kepler, who proceeded on a firm logical and quantitative basis, by means of his Third Planetary […]

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The Kepler Story is the first theatre piece ever created about the game-changing astronomical discoveries, the losses suffered, obstacles encountered, and the moving epiphanies of this almost-forgotten scientific genius of the modern world. Immersive theatre, which takes place in planetariums and other fulldome and 3D environments, creates an extraordinarily transformative effect on both the minds […]

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Kepler is one of the most admired astronomers who ever lived. In 1615, when Kepler was at the height of his career, his mother Katharina was accused of witchcraft in a Lutheran town in Germany (in-part due to Kepler himself claiming her to be a witch in his book the Somnium). The proceedings led to […]

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The early 17th century was a tumultuous time for scientists in Europe. Explore the process that Johannes Kepler undertook when he formulated his three laws of planetary motion. Kepler’s laws were crucial in the understanding of our solar system dynamics. This video presents the story of Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe, who worked together at […]

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Learn about Johannes Kepler’s life and how he changed the way we see the Universe in Video Clips from Carl Sagan’s TV series, “Cosmos”. Sit back and watch Kepler’s life from the cradle to the grave…

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Visit Kepler’s private lab (in the heavens) where she describes that it was her 3 laws of planetary motion which inspired Sir Isacc Newton’s Law of Gravitation and not the falling of an apple. And more…

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Watch videos and listen to music inspired by Jo Kepler and his life and works, from Phillip Glass’s “Kepler” opera to ambient harmonies, classical and pop music created as a homage to the great astronomer.

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Watch a selection of video clips about Johannes Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. From animated journeys through the new astronomy of maths and celestial physics to serious Havard lectures. Leave comments or suggest your own favorites and more…

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