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ANCIENT HELLEENES ASTRONOMERS 3

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  6/06/18) Aratus (/əˈreɪtəs/; Greek: Ἄρατος ὁ Σολεύς; c. 315 BC/310 BC – 240) was a Greekdidacticpoet. His major extant work is his hexameter poem Phenomena (Ancient Greek: Φαινόμενα, Phainómena, “Appearances”; Latin: Phaenomena), the first half of which is a verse setting of a lost work of the same … Continue reading

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BLAZARS bl (lacertae object) + (qu)asar

BLAZARS There’s a list out there somewhere of the most extreme things in the Universe. Blazars must certainly be on that list. Astronomers used to think that blazars were variable stars, but strangely, they didn’t change in brightness in any … Continue reading

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ANCIENT HELLEENES ASTRONOMERS 2

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  30/06/17) Agrippa (Greek: Ἀγρίππας; fl. 92 AD) was a Greekastronomer. The only thing that is known about him regards an astronomical observation that he made in 92 AD, which is cited by Ptolemy (Almagest, VII, 3). Ptolemy writes … Continue reading

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ANCIENT HELLEENES ASTRONOMERS 1

The true woman who possesses exceeding wisdom,She consults a tablet of lapis lazuliShe gives advice to all lands…She measures off the heavens,She places the measuring-cords on the earth. poem ‘Exultation of Inanna’ EN HEDU’ANNA,astronomer priestess of the Moon Goddess (circa … Continue reading

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