Computer Animations of Ancient Greek and Arabic Planetary Models

  title={Computer Animations of Ancient Greek and Arabic Planetary Models},
  author={Dennis W. Duke},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={225 - 228}
  • D. Duke
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Physics
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
A new set of computer animations is available for those who teach the ancient models of planetary motion, those who want to learn those models, or even those who enjoy simply contemplating just how clever the ancient astronomers were. The animations include the models from Ptolemy’s Almagest (ca. 150 AD) and those from the Maragha school of Arabic astronomy (ca. 1250-1350 AD), and thus cover over one thousand years of astronomical history. Since the models are (intentionally) geocentric, the… Expand
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