Johannes Kepler Research Paper

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1. Born in Weil der Stadt, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire which now known as Germany on the 27th December 1517. His father was a mercenary soldier and his mother was a daughter of landowner. His father left home for the last time when Johannes was five, and is believed to have died in the war in the Netherlands. Johannes died on 15th November 1630 in Regensburg now known as Germany.

2. Attended a local school in his early years, graduated in 1589 from the Latin and grammar school. He was then given a scholarship to attend Tubingen Stift at the University of Tubingen located in the south-west of Germany. Where he mainly studied theology and philosophy, but also mathematics and astronomy.

3. Growing up Johannes was a very ill looking boy, mentally and physically. His mother Katharina Guldenmann was an herbalist, but his poor vision was an issue for him and his crippled hands due to small-pox, left him at a disadvantage when it came to observing aspects of astronomy.

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NASA honoured a mission after Johannes Kepler naming it the Kepler which was the name of the spacecraft and the mission, the objective of the mission is to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars. The mission involves a high-tech space telescope. The launching of the spacecraft took place on the 7th March 2009.

5. Observed the Great Comet of 1577 when he was six years old and the Lunar Eclipse that took place in 1580, these events fuelled his curiosity and enthusiasm in him for science, although he originally wanted to study and minister theology at the University of Tübingen, Johannes was accepted in 1594 as a mathematics and astronomy teacher at a Protestant school in Graz, Austria.

6. Later in Johannes’s life, he became the assistant of Tycho Ottesen Brahe, the court of mathematician to Emperor Rudolf II. Due to Tycho Ottesen Brahe’s death, Johannes inherited this position as well as his astronomical observations that were

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