The Heliocentric System in Greek, Persian and Hindu Astronomy

  title={The Heliocentric System in Greek, Persian and Hindu Astronomy},
  author={B. L. van der Waerden},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
N THE YEARS 295-283 B.c., Timocharis observed positions of the moon and I of Venus with respect to the fixed stars.’ About 280 B.c., Aristarchos of Samos proposed the heliocentric hypothesis.2 At about the same time, a man named Dionysios established an astronomical calendar based on the assumption of a tropical year of 365 y4 days3 An anonymous observer used this calendar to date his observations of Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter made in the years 270-239 B.c .~ The observations of Timocharis and… Expand
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Greek astronomy.
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See van der Waerden
  • 1983
See Neugebauer
  • 1975
See Shukla. (I have not seen the translation of Bina Chatterjee.) 19. Listed as Sengupta
  • 1934
Aryabhata, the father of Indian epicycle astronomy
  • Journal Department of Letters, Calcutta University,
  • 1929
Billard it is shown that Aryabhata's theory is based on observations made about 510
    Listed as Neugebauer and Pingree
      See Heath 1913 for details
        See also Kroll in Pauly-Wissowa's Real-Encyclopaedie