# Thank Goodness For Kepler

### by Monty Pollard

Johannes Kepler was born in Weil, Germany.Kepler lived to 59 and was born on December 27th, 1571 and died on the November 15th 1630. Johannes was a mathematician at a seminar school in Graz and Linz, Austria and later Kepler was an assistant astronomer to Tycho Brahe. Eventually Johannes Kepler became an astronomer and astrologer.

Johannes Kepler made significant contributions that have helped us today. Some of his contributions were... He was the first to formulate eyeglass designing for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Also he was the first to explain the use of both eyes for depth of perception. Another interesting fact is Kepler explained how the tides are caused by the moon. Kepler was the first to derive the birth of Christ officially. Johannes Kepler improved Galileo's telescope "The refracting telescope." Kepler showed and proved the eye functions like a camera. Also Johannes was the inventor of Parallax. His most important contribution was his invention of the three laws of planetary motion.

Johannes Kepler improved "The refracting telescope" and it has helped people today because we know now that the solar system has billions of stars and planets in it. Kepler has helped us a lot because he found the formula for eyeglass. If Kepler did not find this out, the people who wear glasses would not have them. Johannes showed that the eye functions like a camera and this has helped us out because we now know how to repair an eye. JohKepler discovered the tides are caused by the Moon and that helps us know when the next full moon is. Also it might of helped with the Moon landing. Johannes Kepler was the first to discover the birth of Christ officially. It has helped us know what year we are in. Johannes was the inventor of parallax and this helps us know how far the stars, planets and other galaxies are away from Earth. Kepler was the first to explain the use of both eyes for depth of perception and if Johannes had not found this out we would not have 3D TV and it has helped us to see far away objects. Johannes Kepler's most significant contribution was the three laws of planetary motion. If Kepler didn't invent these laws and we fired a rocket at Mars, for example, it would miss by millions of km.

At age nine Johannes looked and studied the lunar eclipse and lost almost all of his eyesight. Also Kepler earned a Bachelor Degree at the University of Tubingen in Europe and in 1591 he earned a Masters Degree at the same university. Before Johannes Kepler died he wrote an imaginative recount of the Moon Voyage. I thank you Johannes Kepler for all you have done.