Read on-line, buy or comment on a range of books penned by, or written about, Johannes Kepler. Here you can see works of Genius from around the web, created by the man himself or inspired by his life and works.
Was it a bird? Was it a plane? A comet? A star? A supernova? Or the spirit of little baby Jesus falling from grace, down into a smelly shed in downtown Bethlehem? Only God knows, but in his book Astronomia Nova, our hero “in-the-know Jo” had a couple of things to say…
In this single episode of a BBC programme, Philip Ball reveals the tale of Kepler’s small booklet ‘On The Six-Cornered Snowflake”. The 17th-century astronomer wished to explain the intricate and symmetrical shape of winter’s tiny stars of snow.
Johannes Kepler is most known for his work in the astronomy, most notably, the formulation of laws that explained the motion of planets. He was also a practising astrologer, even though he believed the practice to be nonsense. He, like many other scientists of his era, used astrology to fund their scientific research.
The orbital dynamics used in successful space missions, the Global Positioning System, and other modern applications owe their existence to Kepler’s discovery. Similar successes in mathematical modelling today may reveal hidden connections between fundamental forces such as gravity and electromagnetism (even anti-gravity or warp drives might result), reproduce useful aspects of human intelligence on computers, […]
Imagine what Kepler himself would have thought about the excitement and knowledge he and Pythagoras inspired regarding the cosmic music created by the moving bodies in the solar system and beyond. Have you ever wondered what the sounds of the stars would sound like – if only there was a medium for sound to travel […]
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 […]
The ultimate multimedia journey through the Harmonies of the World BOOK V. Based on texts by Kepler (1619) The Harmony of the World. Trad. Aiton, Duncan, Field. Philadelphia: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society Vol 209 1997.
For years, scientists have tracked charged particles as they zoom through the cosmos, using deep space probes to measure the particles’ paths and mapping algorithms to translate the data into musical scores. Now a team of space-music buffs have premiered a new composition to celebrate one of NASA’s most ambitious missions using measurements from mankind’s […]
“Welcome Freindly Web browsers! Keplers Mind as seen through his Harmony of the World is here and ready to be rediscovered by the members of all future generations!” – The Animated Harmonices Mundi Website
In this review of Johannes Kepler’s Book Somnium – also known as “The Dream” or Kepler’s posthumous work on lunar astronomy, Samman Fattning describes the background to the book, its context and its main themes.
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Download a free copy of the first ever work of science fiction! In Kepler’s Somnium (the dream), an employee of Tycho Brahe takes a journey to the moon with the help of his bewitched mother in order to study the lunar environment and its inhabitants.
“I commence a sacred discourse, a most true hymn to God the Founder, and I judge it to be piety, not to sacrifice many hecatombs of bulls to Him……and to burn incense of innumerable perfumes and cassia, but first to learn myself, and afterwards to teach others too…
Kepler wanted to know how the Solar System works, not just to describe it with mathematical formulas. In Part III of The New Astronomy he searched for and identified the physical causes of planetary motion, illustrated in Keplers Discovery
Browse or buy books written by 16th century Astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler. From Kepler’s own words of his “thinking God’s thoughts” whilst discoverering the laws of planetary motion and the Genius mathematician’s own words on his religious beliefs.
Browse or buy a selection of books written about Kepler’s difficult life, and his ground-breaking theories and laws.From accusations of murder to biographies describing the Kepler as the ultimate polymath of all time..