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Historical Astronomers in Context

Chosen Astronomer: Johannes Kepler Born: December 27, 1571, at roughly 1pm. Died: November 15, 1630. Historical events: On March 24, 1603, when Kepler was 32, Elizabeth I of England died and was succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland. His ascension of the throne united the crowns of Scotland and England. On March 22, 1622, … Continue reading Historical Astronomers in Context Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Johannes KeplerĀ (1571-1630) is important to astronomy because he was the first person to develop laws governing planetary motion. Our understanding of orbital motion is based on the work that Kepler did. The following are events that occurred during Kepler’s life. The British East India Company was founded in 1600. This company heavily influenced British policy […] Continue reading Continue reading

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