What was the difference between the original Copernican system and Kepler's interpretation of it?
What were some of the events that caused Kepler to feel he'd had a miserable life?
Discuss the contents and importance of Kepler's three major works, the Mysterium Cosmographicum, the Astronomia Nova, and the Harmonice Mundi.
What was Kepler's impression of his own work? Which of his achievements did he most value and which did he overlook?
Kepler is one of the founding fathers of the Scientific Revolution, along with Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. What is the importance of each of them in Kepler's life and work?
Why can it be said that Kepler rejoined astronomy and physics? Why is this significant?
Discuss the importance of religion in Kepler's life and work.