Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571-November 15, 1630)

  • Optical discoveries related to astronomy

    While working with astronomer Tycho Brahe, Johannes was fixated on what happens to light when it entered our dense atmosphere and affect how he perceived mars. This will cause him to improve eyeglasses of the era by explaining that light is sent in multiple directions but the light we observe is due to its interactions with the retina. This would allow for people to understand how eyeglasses truly helped those with impaired vision. It also credited galileos findings via his telescope.
  • Johannes first two laws

    Using the observations of Tycho Brahe Kepler came to propose his first two laws. His first law states that all planets move around the sun in elliptical orbits having the sun at its focus. The second law states that a radius vector joining any planet and sun sweeps out in equal lengths in times and areas.
    “Astronomical Work of Johannes Kepler.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,
  • Johannes third law

    His third law using the observations he witnessed with Brahe states that the squares of periods of a planet's revolution is proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
    “Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,
  • Kepler's impact on science

    Johannes kepler was very influential for the philosophy of science. His unique approach of using a mixture of science and religion to explain and direct his discovers was unknown previously and was uniquely Kepler's. By using the rigid and rhetorical base of science. Continued in assignment description.
    “Astronomical Work of Johannes Kepler.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.,