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Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543)
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Hipparchus (c. 180-125 BC)
Hubble, Edwin P. (1889-1953)
Jansky, Karl (1905-1950)
Newton, Issac (1642-1727)
Ptolemy (2nd Century AD)
Shapley, Harlow (1885-1972)
Hawking, Stephen (1942-1998+)



Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)

Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer and mathematician who is widely considered to be a founder of modern astronomy. He is famous for formulating three famous laws of planetary motion

LINKS
Kepler's laws of planetary motion all explained and includes diagrams and equations http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html

An exceptionally detailed biography of Johannes Kepler including his life, work and six links to other good sites
http://www.mcs.com/~jgthomas/pages/kmtkepler.htm

Over fifty links to Johannes Kepler sites all categorised, with a lot in German
http://www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~pbrosche/persons/pers_kepler.html

Kepler's life, laws and times with a short biography
http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov/johannes.html

A short biography of Kepler with a picture
http://www.treasure-troves.com/bios/Kepler.html

Lecture slides all about Johannes Kepler available in both graphic and text versions
http://webug.physics.uiuc.edu/courses/phys150/fall97/slides/lect05/sld006.htm

A detailed and well laid out (point-to-point) biography of Kepler
http://es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/Catalog/Files/kepler.html

Animations and information on Kepler's three laws
http://zebu.uoregon.edu/textbook/planets.html





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