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General
Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543)
Einstein, Albert (1879-1955)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Hubble, Edwin P. (1889-1953)
Jansky, Karl (1905-1950)
Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
Newton, Issac (1642-1727)
Ptolemy (2nd Century AD)
Shapley, Harlow (1885-1972)
Hawking, Stephen (1942-1998+)



Hipparchus of Rhodes (180-125 BC)

Hipparchus of Rhodes (180-125 BC)

Hipparchus of Rhodes was a Greek astronomer who was the first person to systematically survey the sky and is considered to be the 'father of astronomy'.

LINKS
Short Biography of Hipparchus of Rhodes
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/people/ancient_epoch/hipparchus.html

Information on Hipparchus and what he did
http://windows.engin.umich.edu/cgi-bin/tour_def/people/ancient_epoch/hipparchus.html

Information about the observations of Hipparchus during a solar eclipse including a diagram
http://astrosun.tn.cornell.edu/courses/astro201/hipparchus.htm




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