Haley Gunderson and Michael Wood
Though little is known about his life, it is inferred that Claudias Ptolemy descended from a Greek family living in Egypt at the time. It's supposed that his teacher was Theon of Smyrna, an astronomer and mathematician. Even if Ptolemy wasn't able to proper education in a class setting, he still had access to large libraries that stored rich information.
Life of Ptolemy
Did you know?
The 4001 Ptolemaus Asteroid is named after him.
Portrait of Ptolemy.
Heliocentric model based off Ptolemy's theories.
Heliocentric means a solar system that contains planetary subject that revolve around a center object, for example the Sun.
Ptolemy studying with the muse, Astronomy.