Founder of Modern Astronomy
- First to suggest that the sun rotates on an axis
- First to explain that earths tides are caused by the moon
- First to write science fiction
- First to explain how a telescope works
- He discovered the glasses that helped near-sightedness as well as far-sightedness
- First to explain the process of vision by refraction within the eye
- First to correctly explain planetary motion, becoming founder of celestial mechanics
Impact On Today
- Because he found out that earth rotates on an axis, we are now able to research it more and learn more about it
- Because of his improvement on the telescope, we are now able to look farther into space
- He published accurate data on the positions of some stars and planets so we now know where they are located
- He analysed how the human eye works so now we can research the topic further
The picture shows the Platonic associations or the regular solids with the classical elements: The tetrahedron corresponds to fire, the octahedron to air, the cube to earth, the icosahedron to water, and the dodecahedron to the cosmos.
- From an early age, Johannes Kepler was immensely interested in astronomy. His interest in the field deepened when he witnessed a comet in 1577 and a lunar eclipse in the year 1580
- Johannes mother was accused of being a witch and Johannes had to defend her from being sentenced to death
- Kepler's family was Lutheran
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