Helios the sun god
Astronomy History

Who Discovered the Sun is a Star?

March 9, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

Introduction In ancient Greece during the 7th century BC, scientists like Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC) started to realize that the Sun was not the deity Helios (Apollo) driving his chariot around the Earth, but […]

Star Magnitudes

What are Star Magnitudes?

February 28, 2017 Peter Christoforou 0

In astronomy, the magnitude of a star refers to its measure of brightness, and while absolute magnitude relates to the star’s intrinsic brightness, apparent magnitude, on the other hand, is a way of measuring how […]

How do Astronomy and Astrology Differ?
Astronomy History

How do Astronomy and Astrology Differ?

February 13, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Introduction Because their similarity doesn’t just end with the way they sound, the disciplines of ‘astronomy’ and ‘astrology’ often confuse many people! Indeed it is pertinent to mention that they both share a deep connection […]

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