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The AstronomersTeach Astronomy - Chinese Astronomy
Teach Astronomy - Chinese Astronomy
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http://www.teachastronomy.com/ Chinese astronomers were predicting eclipses over three thousand years ago. There is ample evidence that Chinese astronomy flourished before the great age of Greek philosophy and science. Chinese astronomers left detailed observations of the recurrence of Halley's Comet, of fireballs in the sky, and of the appearance of guest stars which we know today as either novae or supernovae. Chinese astronomers left a continuous record serving in the court of the emperors for over two thousand years. There is even evidence that some Chinese astronomers were able to understand the fact that the Earth could be in motion without such motion being felt or apparent, something that the great Aristotle stumbled over. Chinese astronomy is a vital element in the scientific tradition, but China was isolated as a country, so much of this knowledge was retained within the country.
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