Acknowledgments

I would like to express my gratitude to those without whose help and support this volume could not appear:

to Dr. Nicholas Campion, who drown my attention to Kepler’s manuscripts, which are stored in the Archive in St. Petersburg of RAS and who subsequently was the inspirer and the main supporter of the Kepler Project;

to Dr. Tunkina Irina Vladimirovna, the director of the St. Petersburg branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for her scholarly support, consultations and encouragement to the Kepler Project;

to Prokhorenko Natalya Sergejevna, the Administer of the Reading room at the St. Petersburg branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for her constant attention and high professional standards for the photocopying sessions of the manuscripts;

to the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, for fruitful collaboration in different areas and financial support to the Project;

to the Sophia Centre Press for  financial support to the Project;

to the Urania Trust for awarding the research grant to the Kepler Project;

to Dr. Dorian Greenbaum for her scholarly expertise and consultations;

to Gusev Mikhail Mikhaylovich, Polushin Igor Yuryevich and Kroshnev Valery Alekseevich for financial support to the Project;

to the students of the Academy of Global Astrology and Metainformation, who were the main sponsors of the Kepler Project;

to my husband Boris Boiko for his extensive support, encouragement and enthusiasm, as well as for his invaluable ideas, on all stages of the Project.

Karine Dilanian, the Kepler Project originator