Hipparchus (146 to 127 B.C.)

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Date
1962
Summary
Much of today’s exploration of space would be impossible without the early astronomical discoveries of Hipparchus (hih-PAR-kus). According to Dr. Posin, the greatest of these discoveries was that“the tip of the axis of the earth, through the centuries, make a circle in the heavens.”  With the help of work done by scientists before him, such as Archimedes, Hipparchus was able to find ways of determining longitudes on earth and in the sky, thereby laying important groundwork for astronomical discoveries through the ages.
Publishers
WNET/13; Indiana University
Genres
Educational; Historical
Subject
Hipparchus, active 190 B.C.-127 B.C.
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:26); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1962
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272152; Other: GR00404497; MDPI Barcode: 40000003272152

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