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Chapt03 - Notable Greek Astronomers (right) Fig. 3.4 Greek...

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Ancient Astronomy Chapter 3
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Mesopotamian Astronomy Lots of data on planetary cycles, regularities and periodicities observed in the sky. Babylonians ---Astrology. Predictions based on the influence of the Sun, Moon, and planets to natural events, i.e., floods, earthquakes, etc. Egyptian astronomy Greek Astronomy Miletus-Thales (600 BC), Anaximander, Anaximenes. Pythagoreans. New model of Solar system. Aristotle (384-322 BC) Aristarchus(300 BC), Eratosthenes (276-195) Radius of the Earth Hipparchus (134 BC) Catalog of brightest stars; Precession, his estimate 28,000 years.
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Fig. 3.2 Planetary configurations in Babylonian astronomy .
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Fig. 3.3 Timetable of World Events and Famous People (Left) and
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Unformatted text preview: Notable Greek Astronomers (right) Fig. 3.4 Greek Astronomical Centers Fig. 3.5 Pythagorean Model Fig. 3.6 Eudoxuss Model Fig. 3.7 Aristotles argument that the earth must be a sphere Fig. 3.8 Another Aristotles argument that the Earth is sphere Fig. 3.9 Aristarchuss (310-230 B.C) Calculation of Moons diameter and distance from Earth Fig. 3.10 Small angle formula Fig. 3.11 Fig. 3.12 Fig. 3.13 Fig. 3.14 Eratostheness (276-195 B.C) calculation of the earths radius Fig. 3.15 Precession of the earths axis (Hipparchus (134 B.C) Fig. 3.16 Precession of the celestial equator Fig. 3.17 Ptolemys model Fig. 3.18 The Geocentric Model Fig. 3.19...
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