Ars Electronica Center
Deep Space LIVE: Kepler’s Life and Work in Linz
Thursday, June 21, 2018 / 7-8 PM
(Linz, June 18, 2018) Johannes Kepler’s life centered on Linz from 1612 to 1627. On Thursday evening, June 21st, astrophotographer and amateur astronomer Erich Meyer will offer fascinating insights into Kepler’s Linz years—his enormous productivity in the field of astronomy, Kepler’s happy second marriage, his mother’s trial on witchcraft charges and his constant money worries. This presentation will also feature Engelbert Leitner’s readings of Kepler’s touching letters.
A long-standing member of the Linz Astronomical Society, Erich Meyer is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and astrophotographer. He and his colleagues have operated a private observatory in Davidschlag since 1979. Meyer has discovered numerous asteroids; his astronomical activities have also enabled him to authoritatively identify Kepler’s Linz address, Hofgasse 7, and thus end 400 years of speculation!
Deep Space LIVE
The Ars Electronica Center hosts a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 7 PM. Each presentation features ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and is accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, or musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the nano-world or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.