Science Art: Portrait of John Kepler, 1854


This is the face of the man who was ROBBED by the third episode of Cosmos. Planetary motion? Elliptical orbits? Not Newton’s ideas – this guy’s.

And the story of how he figured them out is pretty darn interesting. See, Kepler was a divinity student with a really fascinating theology….

This image comes from The Illustrated Magazine of Art, Volume 3. No idea who the artist was, but possibly Alexander Montgomery himself. He published the magazine.