Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler

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  • Ah, a son to carry on the family name, but he looks sickly.  Hopefully he is able to live in our conditions.
  • I think Astronomer Copernicus is right that the Sun is at the center of the universe, I should do some math and make a scope to see the truth.
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  •  I am you new math professor, Professor Kepler.  First question: Eleven plus six plus 5 divided by 7 is what?
  • Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, in the duchy of  Württemberg, currently in southwestern Germany. As a child he was sickly, but He had a brilliant mind.
  • As my assistant, you must complete that table, listen to me and carry out my suggestions.  You have no access to my work yet.
  • The way planets move, how do they move?  What keeps them in their path?
  • Kepler later got a scholarship to the University of Tübingen, where he first learned of the theories of Nicolaus Copernicus that the Sun was at the center of the universe and started to support them. 
  • Here me out, my mother is not a witch and she has no association with witchcraft at all!
  • While teaching mathematics at the University of Graz in Austria, Kepler defended Copernicus' theory despite being Lutheran.  Later in 1600, he became Brahe's assistant in Prague.
  • Someone call the medic!
  • Sir, are you alright?!
  • As Brahe's assistant, Kepler gained some knowledge, but not enough.  When Brahe died in 1601, Kepler finally could learn more to make even more discoveries for astronomy, and he did.  Kepler discovered ellipses, the way planets move.
  • After his wife and two sons died, Kepler remarried and returned to Württemberg to defend his mother of witchcraft.  He was successful and wrote several books on different subjects.
  • In Regensburg,  while trying to collect a debt, Johannes Kepler passed away.  Though his grave was destroyed during the thirty years' war, his additions and extrodinary achievements have forever improved astronomy as we know it today.
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