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Enjoy some interesting trivia about the famous mathematician and astronomer, Johannes Kepler. Read on some Kepler Facts!

  • Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in the town of Weil der Stadt, Germany.
  • Kepler’s believed in a Sun-centered Solar System.
  • Kepler was the first astronomer to observe the SN 1604 star go supernova in October 1604.
    Kepler Facts

    “I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.”
    ― Johannes Kepler

  • Kepler discovered the eyeglass for near-sightedness as well as far-sightedness.
  • Johannes Kepler was the inventor of the Keplerian Telescope which was an upgraded version of the refracting telescope.
  • This brilliant astronomer was the first to discuss how the moon affects tides.
  • Kepler’s works Astronomia Nova, Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonices Mundi formed the basis for Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity.
  • Kepler created horoscopes for his fellow students.
  • Johannes Kepler correctly predicted the invasion by the Turks, the peasant uprising and a very cold winter in 1595.
  • He developed the Rudolphine Tables which contained calculations using logarithms.
  • Kepler’s book “Stereometrica Doliorum” was the foundation of integral calculus.
  • Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei were contemporaries and they often put forth contradictory theories.
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