Definition of Aristarchus of samos
1. Noun. An ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC).
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1. The Sun by Amédée Guillemin (1875)
"How to measure an inaccessible Distance ; horizontal Parallax—Measure of the Sun's Parallax ; the Method used by Aristarchus of Samos ; Oppositions ..."
2. Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob (1878)
"Ptolemy and Aristarchus of Samos.—Boethius, Pappus, and Gerbert.—Schools of Bagdad.—Mathematical School in Spain, Italy, England, and France. ..."
3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1849)
"It is more than likely that Copernicus was chiefly indebted to Aristarchus of Samos for inspiration, although Mr. Berry in the book from which the above ..."
4. The sun: Ruler, Fire, Light, and Life of the Planetary Systems by Richard Anthony Proctor (1876)
"It occurred to Aristarchus of Samos (who flourished some twenty centuries ago) that the illumination of the Moon by the Sun affords a means of estimating ..."
5. In Defense of the Earth's Centrality and Immobility: Scholastic Reaction to by Edward Grant (1984)
"The passage is translated by Thomas Heath, Aristarchus of Samos. ... 5 Simplicius even named Heraclides of Pontus and Aristarchus of Samos as actual ..."
6. A Philosophical Dictionary by Voltaire (1824)
"As to the pretended Aristarchus of Samos, who it is asserted developed the discoveries of the Chaldeans in regard to the motion of the earth and other ..."
7. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1849)
"24), that Aristarchus of Samos regards the sun as one of the fixed stars. ... The important passage on Aristarchus of Samos, of which I have spoken in the ..."
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