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gfish ([personal profile] gfish) wrote2017-05-26 09:25 am

Extending Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum

I was reading Kepler's Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and The Harmonies of the World recently, and found myself quite fascinated with his Platonic solid model of the solar system. On a lark, I set about extending it to include Uranus and Neptune. It proved to be an interesting challenge, and one that really helped me connect with the mindset of the age better.

Of course, with all that done, I had to write up my results as a full academic paper: Extending Kepler’s Mysterium Cosmographicum

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[personal profile] randomdreams 2017-05-27 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
Hah, that's really cool and geeky. I admire it.
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[personal profile] duskpeterson 2017-05-28 01:17 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for posting this and introducing me to the Utah teapot. I became interested in the harmony of the spheres in college and spent quite a few years exploring various aspects of it: mathematical, musical, astronomical (including Kepler, of course), and architectural. I enjoyed the memories your paper triggered.