Johannes Kepler

1571-1630

Mathematics, Astronomy, and Astrology…

Known for his work in Mathematics, Astronomy, and Astrology…

Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomist, and astrologist. He was the first person to find that the Sun rotates on its axis. Using his knowledge in astronomy he wrote the Laws of Planetary Motion. Also using astronomy he realized that the darkness at night conflicts the idea that space is an infinite universe and filled with stars. Because he used a telescope so much, he was able to explain how one works.Kepler was also interested in Jesus and discovered Christ’s birth year.Kepler was also able to explain how both eyes use depth perception. Another thing he did with eyes was form an idea of glasses for near and farsightedness. Kepler was able to explain the process of refraction in the eye. Kepler was interested in photography and investigated photos with a pin hole camera. Johannes Kepler was the first person to explain that tides are made by the moon.

By Katey Grillo