View Full Version : Ep. 184: History of Astronomy, Part 2: The Greeks

2010-May-10, 04:30 PM
With the earliest astronomers out of the way, we now move to one of the most productive eras in astronomy; the ancient Greeks. Even though they didn't have telescopes, the Greeks 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.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/astronomycast/~4/Hf_lZZst4Xk

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Canis Lupus
2010-May-11, 08:32 AM
Enjoyed listening to this podcast. Thanks.

2010-Jul-31, 01:38 AM
I noticed several names pronounced wrong in this otherwise-great podcast. I am not posting this to complain about the mispronunciations, but to help you pronounce them better in the future. Mainly, the stress was on the wrong syllable, causing some vowels to come out wrong. Here are the ones I noticed:

Eudoxus = you DOCKS us
Autolycus = uh TALL ick us
Eratosthenes = air uh TOSS tuh knees
Apollonius = apple OH knee us

Again, I am just trying to be helpful.