Carl Sagan, the American astronomer, author, and science communicator was renowned for making difficult scientific concepts understandable to the millions; he did exactly this at the beginning of his renowned series Cosmos by explaining the thought process of the...
Theories depicting the shape of the earth swirled in embryonic form in the minds of Ancient Greek thinkers. By Matthew Norman Many pre-Socratic Greek philosophers were wrong about the form of our planet. Thales – founder of the Milesian School of...
Ancient Greeks made countless astronomical discoveries, including Eratosthenes' calculation of the Earth's circumference and its shape.
While civilized society was just learning to use the wheel on earth, ancient Greeks were aiming at celestial space and the stars.
An experiment devised by one of Greece's greatest scientists, Eratosthenes, was recreated once again recently by students from 35 nations.
Students in Greece Set Out to Recreate Eratosthenes' Experiment to Recalculate Earth’s Circumference
Students from Greek schools will participate in a science project which will recalculate the earth’s circumference, repeating the experiment of the famous Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer Eratosthenes. The project is being held on the occasion of the Spring Equinox...