On the occasion of the upcoming 450th birthday of the great polymath Johannes Kepler on December 27, 2021 (Julian calendar) or January 6, 2022 (Gregorian calendar), Erich Meyer presents an exciting three-part lecture series with the aim of highlighting the many research results and epoch-making thoughts of this great natural philosopher – including those outside of astronomy. The lecturer Erich Meyer from the Kepler Observatory Linz will discuss Kepler’s fundamental findings, which have a lasting impact on our lives and thinking even today.
The first two lectures will provide an overview of Kepler’s pioneering work in the fields of mechanical engineering, optics, mathematics, space travel, cosmology, music, physics, as well as his research on the year of Christ’s birth. But Kepler as a poet will also be presented. During all lectures Johannes Kepler himself will also express himself: Johannes Stübler from the Kepler Observatory Linz will read quotes and excerpts from his letters and works.
Deep Space LIVE
High-resolution worlds of images in the format of 16 x 9 metres meet expert commentary. Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst impressive pictures. Further dates can be found at https://ars.electronica.art/center/programm/deep-space-live/
Deep Space 8K
The Ars Electronica Center offers its visitors something that is unique in the world: On a 16 x 9 meter wall projection and an equally large floor projection, the Deep Space can reproduce even the finest details of a picture motif thanks to its brilliant 8K resolution.