Tahir Ahmed - Ancient Greek Astronomy: A robust model of the Universe

Tahir will discuss the Ancient Greek astronomers were sophisticated mathematicians and observers

Sat, 26 Oct 2019
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Bromley House Library
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The Ancient Greek astronomers were sophisticated mathematicians and observers. Their many achievements included calculating the size of the Earth and Moon, the length of the lunar month and solar year, and the precession of the Earth. They also estimated the distances to the Moon, Sun and planets, and developed a model of the Universe which accurately predicted planetary positions and astronomical events such as eclipses. This model lasted for around 1500 years, but it was flawed – it had the Earth as the centre of the Universe, and not the Sun, as we now know from the work of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and others.

Tickets £4 for Bromley House Library members / £5 for visitors
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Booking from 28th August - reserved tickets must be paid for within one week of reservation. You can pay by cash in person, cheque in person or by post, card in person or by phone. Unpaid tickets will be offered to the waiting list after one week. 0115 9473134 /

We regret that we are not currently accessible to wheelchair users and the visit will include three flights of stairs

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