Astronomer Johannes Kepler

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German astronomer Johannes Kepler, born December 27, 1571, is considered the father of modern astronomy.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Kepler founded the theory of planetary motion. 00:17

  2. He was both deeply religious and scientific, and credited God with his successful career. 00:50

  3. It was Kepler who said the Earth and other planets followed an ellipses around the Sun. 01:14