"It is a great honor for us to be guest in the city where a man as important for space travel as Johannes Kepler was born almost 450 years ago" A. Leonov and A. Solovjov, September 15, 2015
For the second time, Florian Noller (sponsor and member of the Kepler Society) made it possible for us to have an exciting encounter with the legendary cosmonauts who have achieved something special for international space travel. After the visit of the first spacewalker, Alexej Leonov, and the record holder with the most exits into free space, Anatoli Solovjov, in September 2015 (see report below), another space legend has now visited the hometown of the astronomer Johannes Kepler in April 2016.
This year we are celebrating the 450th birthday of Johannes Kepler, who saw the light of day in Weil der Stadt on December 27, 1571 and who also lived in Leonberg as a child. Dipl.-Math. Hans-Joachim Albinus, member of the Kepler Society, presents Kepler's exciting life in a time of great upheaval with the following contributions and lectures:
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