Museum commemorating Johannes Kepler’s stay in Prague opens to public
Over the centuries, Prague has hosted many outstanding scientists from across Europe – among them the German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler. Kepler spent a full twelve years of his life in the Bohemian capital at the beginning of the 17th century and it was here that he carried out some of the most important observations. This week a new museum opens to the public in Prague in the actual house where the astronomer lived 400 years ago.
“Kepler lived in this house at a time when he was finishing the work on the first two laws that were published 400 years ago.”
The house in Prague’s Old Town was the last residence of Johannes Kepler and his family in the city. For five years he walked from this building across Charles Bridge to the imperial court at Prague Castle.
“During his life in Prague, Kepler published more than thirty papers. Among them the most interesting is Astronomia Nova. Kepler also published two optical papers in Prague and in the second one he suggested a new telescope which today has Kepler’s name – Kepler’s telescope.”
The Kepler Museum, commemorating the scientist’s fruitful years in Prague is located in 4 Karlova Street. It is open every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm.