Thank you, my Creator and God,
for giving me such a delight in your universe,
this ecstasy when I look at your handiwork.
As far as my finite sprit has been able to comprehend,
I have shared with others the glory of your works
and your infinity.
If anything I have said misrepresents you,
of if at any time I have sought my own glory,
graciously forgive me.
Through Jesus Christ my Lord.
- Johannes Kepler (1571-1630AD), a Lutheran Christian, was responsible for designing the mathematical model to prove that the Sun is at the centre of the solar system. He discovered eliptical orbits and his work paved the way for modern astronomy.