Next, Kepler migrated to Prague in 1599 in order to become Tycho Brahe’s assistant. Brahe instructed Johannes to complete his tables on planetary motion, and upon his death in 1601 the tables were completed. Kepler eventually gathered enough money to publish these tables, and thus produced the first tables that were accurate for navigators to make use of (Westman). Later, Kepler began experimentations on planetary motion (ScienceLives). At last, Johannes figured out the elliptical model still in used today. The three great laws of planetary motion discovered by Kepler are...
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... nine that survived into adulthood from his first marriage in 1597, and widowed his second wife Susanna Reuttinger (Westman).
Although Kepler was not a man who experienced great joy in his lifetime, he was a man who greatly impacted many fields of mathematics and the field of astronomy as a whole. Johannes Kepler paved the way for many astronomers and mathematicians alike, and aided in advancing these fields. Kepler was a talented astrophysicist, the very first in fact, and the very last scientific astrologer.
"Johannes Kepler." ScienceLives! Online. Science Lives, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2013.
Westman, Robert S. "Johannes Kepler (German Astronomer)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, 17 Nov. 2009. Web. 22 Nov. 2013.
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