Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Casper Planetarium
904 North Poplar

amazing astronomers

Did you know that over 2,000 years ago ancient astronomers knew the Earth was round, measured its diameter and distance from the sun, created an accurate star map with magnitudes, and developed a method for predicting eclipses?

Discover how the Pantheon is an astronomical instrument, how Eratosthenes measured the Earth’s circumference, who first said that the Earth orbits the Sun, and who created the Antikythera Mechanism with dials and gears to predict motions of the sun, moon and planets.

The seven most Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity are responsible for most of the astronomy we still use everyday. Join in celebrating these amazing discoveries.

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