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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 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.
Kepler put our feet on the road to modern astronomy. But ask yourself: Why were the planets spaced as they were in order of distance from the Sun? Had God arranged the Universe in accordance with the perfect precepts of geometry? And could we discover a true cosmic harmony designed by the almighty for us, and others to discover?
“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
“Johannes Kepler lived between the death of Nicholas Copernicus in 1543 and the birth of
Isaac Newton in 1642.” States John Wilson of Georgia State University in the opening of his biography of the genius mathematician and astronomer.
In his treatise on optics of 1604 Johannes Kepler contrived a new pictorial language that transcended the inherent dichotomy between universal forms and concrete appearances. Read the book by Raz D. Chen-Morris.
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
In 1601 Johannes Kepler became the imperial mathematician to Rudolf II (emperor of the Holy Roman Empire), succeeding Tycho Brahe. Kepler supported the heliocentric theory by Nicolas Copernicus, defending it in his first major work, Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596).
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.
Johannes Kepler was born in Weil der Stadt in southwest Germany. His paternal grandfather, Sebald Kepler, was a respected craftsman who served as mayor of the city; his grandfather was an innkeeper and mayor of the nearby village.
Johannes Kepler’s life and work has prompted lots of interest from not only the fields of mathematics and science but also of theology and faith. See a range quotes about Kepler by a variety of people throughout the ages.
As well as formulating the first Universal Laws and correctly describing the universe in terms of science and math – Polymath Johnan Kepler knocked up a huge list of firsts in a range of fields. Take a look…
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..