johannes kepler


Johannes Kepler (pronounce /ˈkɛplɚ/) (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, and key figure in the 17th century astronomical revolution. He is best known for his eponymous laws of planetary motion, codified by later astronomers based on his works Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome of Copernican Astronomy.

Trivia about johannes kepler

  • "Somnium", an early work of science fiction, was written by this German & published posthumously in 1634
  • His first law of planetary motion states the planets' orbits are ellipses with the sun at one focus
  • According to one of this German's laws of motion, planets travel faster when they are closer to the sun
  • In the early 17th century this German discovered that the planets orbit the sun in ellipses
  • German astronomer whose laws of planetary motion were published in 1609
  • This German astronomer born in 1571 was the 1st to explain how the planets move around the sun
  • "Die Harmonie der Welt" explores the life of this astronomer & his musical theories of planetary motion
  • In 1600 this German astronomer became an assistant to Tycho Brahe
  • 'In his 1619 "Harmonice Mundi