Astronomy Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Astronomy

  1. Aristarchus of Samos (fl. c. 270 B.C.) Greek astronomer; first to maintain that Earth rotates and revolves around Sun. [Gk. Hist.: EB, I: 514]
  2. Copernicus, Nicholas (1453–1543) Polish astronomer; author of the Copernican theory that planets orbit the sun. [Polish Hist.: NCE, 652]
  3. Galileo (1564–1642) Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist. [Ital. Hist.: EB, IV: 388]
  4. Halley, Edmond (1656–1742) British mathematician and astronomer; calculated orbit of comet named after him. [Br. Hist.: EB, IV: 860]
  5. Hipparchus (fl. 146–127 B.C.) astronomer who calculated the year and discovered the precession of the equinoxes. [Turkish Hist.: EB, V: 55]
  6. Ptolemy (85–165) eminent Greek astronomer. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 255]
  7. Urania muse of astronomy. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 374]