Hipparchus

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Who was Arya Bhata? Astronomer and Mathematician

By |2019-02-04T05:03:53-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|

Arya Bhata worked at Nalanda University, in Patna, India Where was Arya Bhata from? Arya Bhata was born about 476 AD in India. He probably came from central India, though nobody knows for sure. The Chola Empire Indian math More Indian science All our ancient India articles Where did Arya Bhata go to college? When Arya [...]

Ancient Greek astronomy

By |2019-07-23T23:51:59-07:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, Science|

Greek astronomy: Eclipse of the sun Astronomy before the Greeks The art of astronomy was already very advanced before the Greeks began to interest themselves in the stars. The Egyptians and especially the Mesopotamians had done a lot of scientific observations and had named the constellations of stars, and many individual stars. Early African astronomy Egyptian [...]

Who was Hipparchus? Greek astronomy

By |2019-08-15T17:58:13-07:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, History, Science|

Antikythera mechanism: a clockwork machine to calculate how the earth and the sun move around When did Hipparchus live? Hipparchus was a Greek astronomer and mathematician in the 100s BC, in the time of the first big empires. He used trigonometry to calculate how far away the moon was from the earth. Greek astronomy Greek math - geometry History of [...]