Was Stonehenge an Ancient Observatory?
Astronomy History

Was Stonehenge an Ancient Observatory?

March 10, 2018 James Miller 0

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, is just one component of a complex of prehistoric monuments that is covered by the UNESCO World Heritage program, and also includes the village of Avebury and its associated sites. However, […]

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
Astronomy History

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

May 14, 2017 James Miller 0

From the western historical perspective, it is sometimes easy to focus on the astronomical works of early Greek astronomers too tightly, while overlooking the worthy contributions made by earlier philosophers from other cultures that have […]

Helios the sun god
Astronomy History

Who Discovered the Sun is a Star?

March 9, 2017 James Miller 0

Introduction In ancient Greece, early scientists such as Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC) first started to suspect that the Sun was not the deity Helios (Apollo) driving his chariot around the Earth, but was instead […]

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