Bridges 2011 Regular Paper

Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum: A Bridge Between Art and Astronomy?
Kenneth Brecher
(Proceedings pages 379–386)


Johannes Kepler published his geometrical model of the solar system in his book ``Mysterium Cosmographicum'' in 1596. It is suggested here that the inspiration for Kepler's model was deeply rooted in the art and craft of his time.