Aristarchus of Samos
biographical name circa 310-230 B.C. Greek astronomer

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  • Aristarchus of Samos — Aristarchus, or more correctly Aristarchos (Greek: Ἀρίσταρχος, Arístarchos; 310 BC – ca. 230 BC), was a Greek astronomer and mathematician, born on the island of Samos, in Greece. He presented the first known heliocentric model of the solar… …   Wikipedia

  • Aristarchus of Samos — [ar΄is tär′kəs] fl. 3d cent. B.C.; Gr. astronomer * * * born с 310 BC died с 230 BC Greek astronomer. His advanced ideas on the movement of the Earth (which he asserted revolved around the Sun) are known from Archimedes and Plutarch. His only… …   Universalium

  • Aristarchus of Samos — [ar΄is tär′kəs] fl. 3d cent. B.C.; Gr. astronomer …   English World dictionary

  • Aristarchus of Samos — (c. 320 bc– c. 250 bc) Greek astronomer Little is known of the life of Aristarchus, but Archimedes reported that Aristarchus had proposed that, while the Sun and the fixed stars are motionless, the Earth moves around the Sun on the circumference… …   Scientists

  • Aristarchus of Samos — /ˈseɪmɒs/ (say saymos) noun c. 310–230 BC, Greek astronomer and mathematician; exponent of the theory of a sun centred universe …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aristarchus of Samos — noun an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑astronomer, ↑uranologist, ↑stargazer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Conon of Samos — (ca. 280 BC – ca. 220 BC) was a Greek astronomer and mathematician. He is primarily remembered for naming the constellation Coma Berenices. Contents 1 Life and work 2 See also 3 Citations and footnotes …   Wikipedia

  • Aristarchus On the Sizes and Distances — Aristarchus s 3rd century BC calculations on the relative sizes of, from left, the Sun, Earth and Moon, from a 10th century CE Greek copy On the Sizes and Distances (of the Sun and Moon) (Περὶ μεγεθῶν καὶ ἀποστημάτων [ἡλίου καὶ σελήνης]) is… …   Wikipedia

  • Aristarchus — may refer to: * Aristarchus (crater), on the moon * Aristarchus of Samos (circa 310 230 BC), Greek astronomer and mathematician * Aristarchus of Samothrace (circa 220 143 BC), Greek grammarian * Aristarchus of Tegea (5th century BC), Greek writer …   Wikipedia

  • Aristarchus (crater) — lunar crater data caption=Aristarchus (center) and Herodotus (right) from Apollo 15. NASA photo . latitude=23.7 N or S=N longitude=47.4 E or W=W diameter=40 km depth=3.7 km colong=48 eponym=Aristarchus of SamosAristarchus is a prominent lunar… …   Wikipedia

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