10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World
Astronomy History

10 Top Astronomers from the Ancient World

May 14, 2017 Peter Christoforou 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 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 […]

The Babylonians and Geometric Astronomy
Astronomy History

The Babylonians and Geometric Astronomy

February 24, 2016 Peter Christoforou 0

Historians have long known that ancient civilizations had an interest in outer space, but have held that it wasn’t until the Europeans began seriously studying heavenly bodies during the 14th century that planets were accurately […]

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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