Kepler's Cosmos

posted Nov 29, 2010, 1:45 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 3:46 AM ]
Kepler's story is told in the third episode of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the famous 13-part PBS TV series from 1980 narrated and partly written by Carl Sagan (1934-1996), the American scientist.  The Kepler part begins at 31:35, although actually Kepler was teaching at University, not high school, and Sagan leaves out the part about dropping the chalk.  Strange speaking style Sagan had, as if he'd never read the text before speaking it:

BTW, Sagan also wrote the novel which was made into a film with Jodie Foster: Contact (1997).