Head in the clouds (1571)


 
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Wednesday, 27 December 2017


1571 -

While looking at the stars at night, people might start to feel small and clueless as to what is happening out there and if we'll ever know all about the mysterious space surrounding us. The same goes for the young Johannes in the 16th century, but unlike most people, he made work of it and started to apply mathematics and physics to shape the laws of the galaxy.



On the 27th of December, people celebrate the birth of Johannes Kepler back in 1571. Although this was a long time ago, the star hasn't faded out yet.

Findings
Johannes was a very bright man. This intelligence probably ran deep in the family; his mother and grandmother were both suspected to be witches, because they studied things ordinary people didn't understand. This cost his grandmother her life. Johannes made the right connections between certain happenings and astronomy. He had many theses which later turned out to be true and he is best known for his laws of planetary motion.

Respected
Kepler's work is still respected and used nowadays. He wrote a few books which contain very much knowledge on astronomy and alike subjects. A NASA mission was named after him to honour his work. He was a star in those days and will forever be as bright as he was back then.



360 trivial fact
Because of his fascination with outer space, Johannes Kepler wrote stories about it, which are now regarded as the very first science fiction.

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