Astronomy Cast Ep. 183 & 184: History of Astronomy Parts 1 & 2

Article written: 12 May , 2010
Updated: 22 Jan , 2016
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We know you love a good series. This time we’re going to walk you through the history of astronomy, starting with the ancient astronomers and leading right up to the most recent discoveries. Today we’re going to start at the beginning, and in Part 1 we’ll talk about the astronomers who first tried to understand the true nature of the Earth, the planets and our place in the cosmos. In part 2 we’ll talk about the Greeks, who worked out the size and shape of the Earth, the distance to the Moon and Sun, and even had some accurate ideas about our place in the Universe.

Click here to download Episode 183: Part 1, Ancient Astronomy

Episode 183 Show notes and transcript

Click here to download Episode 184: Part 2, The Greeks

Episode 184 show notes and transcript

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