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Unformatted text preview: Almagest ( Syntaxis in Greek) as Handbook of Astronomy (48 constellations, with positions of stars, brightness’s of 1022 stars. Wrote Tetrobioblious as Handbook of Astrology . • Ptolemy’s geocentric universe lasted for 1500 years. • Ptolomy’s main accomplishment was to adapt these earlier ideas into a single system that agreed with observations of the day. He developed models which could predict planetary positions within a few degrees...
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- Fall '11
- Physics, Babylonian astronomy, Claudius Ptolemy, Hipparchus, Almagest, precession- Vernal Equinox