Aristarchus of Samos

about 310 BC - about 230 BC

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Aristarchus was a Greek mathematician and astronomer who is celebrated as the exponent of a Sun-centred universe and for his pioneering attempt to determine the sizes and distances of the Sun and Moon.
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List of References (14 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Aristarchus
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Lunar featuresCrater Aristarchus and Rimae Aristarchus
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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Astroseti (A Spanish translation of this biography)
  3. NNDB
  1. Tufts University
  2. High Altitude Observatory

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