The Greeks

Watchers of the celstial bodies

The Greeks and their relation to astronomy

Astrology in the Greeks mind, referred to the movements and positioning of the celestial bodies past the sky, influenced the world. Influenced by the Ancient Babylonians, The Greeks to sought to watch the skies, and using those skies,they impacted their everyday lives. Farmers, used the Sun and the stars to organize when they would start to grow their crops, and sailors as well, who used the stars for navigating the seas.

The Greeks contribution to Astronomy

The Greek People in the past were less consumed on just where exactly everything in space came from, but more of the thinking was focusing on how exactly they could make a legitimate system as to calculate these movements made in relation to the moon,Earth,and Stars. Looking to Mathematicians for an answer, one of the first Astronomers to rise up to the call was in 300 BC's was Eudoxus, a man that proposed that our known area, was held together by circles, and when these circles spun, triggered the cycles we had on Earth.


Since this failed to ultimately decide how the universe as a whole functioned, they then turned to more options, next came Aristarchus, who proposed that THE SUN, NOT THE EARTH, was the center of our universe, and on Earth, we spun on an axis. While this was actually correct, ancient Astronomers could pick up what he was putting down, so they rejected his ideas.


A little while of a century later, The astronomer Hipparchus, believed that the suns moons and stars moved in circular movements, or orbits, and because our Earth is not exactly at the center, and that in fact, the nearby celestial bodies moved in complicated patterns.

Greek Astronomers

Ptolemy: Astrological greatness

About Ptolemy

He clung to Hipparchus's theory and expanded it and stretched it even more. His system claimed to the idea that a Series of interlocking orbits is held held together many celestial bodies all across space, and even though this system seemed very difficult to understand, mainly due to the fact that he used not proven notions, such as the sun moving around the Earth, his system was somewhat inaccurate, but despite that, it was widely accepted among astronomers worldwide and became the standard of organization among the stars and stayed the standard even a thousand years after his death.