JOHANNES KEPLER: THEN, NOW AND FOREVER. BY: Bob Krone , Ph.D.. Provost, Kepler Space University.
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BY: Bob Krone, Ph.D..
Provost, Kepler Space University
From 600 to 1500 AD the Claudius Ptolemy explanation of what was happening in the sky was accepted. Earth was center with Stars, Sun, Planets, and Moon circling.
Then came Nicolas Copernicus who published his life’s studies in 1543. The Sun stood stationary , the Planets orbited. And Space was much larger than the Solar system. Copernicus died at age 70
Then came Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler. Tycho advanced observational accuracy. and built the world’s largest observatory. Galileo introduced the telescope and championed Copernicus’ findings.
Isaac Newton was born 1642, the year Galileo died. His Law of universal gravitation merged Earth and Space sciences.
Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) developed positional astronomy of stars, planets and comets and built his Observatory on Uraniburg Island, Denmark
China’s first Imperial Observatory in Beijing’s Forbidden City where Jesuit Astronomer Ferdinand Verbiest (1623-1688) added instruments Perfected by Tycho Brahe
The first great
YOUNG ASTRONOMER AND MATHEMATICIAN JOHANNES KEPLER (1571 – 1630), was charged in 1600 to analyze TychoBrah’s data and to fully describe the planetary orbits. Tycho died in 1601. Kepler created his solid model of the Solar System and published it in his MysteriumCosmographicum:
KEPLER’S THREE LAWS OF PLANETARY MOTION:
First Law: All planets move in ellipses, with the Sun at one focus. (1605)
Second Law: Planets sweep out equal areas in equal times. (1602)
Third Law: The square of the periodic times are to each other as the cubes of the mean distances. (1620)
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The Kepler Telescope was launched on 7 March 2009. It’s mission is to be a NASA Space observatory designed to discover Earth-like planets orbiting other stars.
The first six weeks of data revealed five previously unknown planets, all very close to their stars. September 2010 Kepler had found 700 planet candidates and documented nine confirmed planets.
“Space offers unbounded resources to meet human needs”
* NOTE: Space resources have been known for decades.
The KSU Founders formulated this law in 2008.
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KSU is pursuing national and regional accreditation with the U.S. Dept of Education
and the U.S. Council of Higher Education Accreditation.
Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking called for an era of Space conquest stating;
“Spreading out into Space will have an even greater effect than Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World. It will completely change the future of the human race and maybe determine whether we have any future at all’
21 April 2008
Bob Krone, 2010
Max & Beatrice Krone (1959)
Dr. Max Krone was Dean of the Institute of the Arts at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, 1940-1967. Beatrice Krone was a music educator. Together they founded, in 1950, the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in California, a 100-Building “Idyllwild Arts” Campus. Today.
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