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Aristotle's contribution to the science of Astronomy

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Gabriel Quintero

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of Aristotle's contribution to the science of Astronomy

Aristotle's contribution to the science of Astronomy

Born in Stagira Greece
He was trained first in medicine
later was sent to Athens to study philosophy with Plato
the son of Nichomachus
Macedonian royal family
left Athens, studied biology
Aristotle Continued
He returned to Macedonia to tutor Alexander the Great
Later, Aristotle returned to Athens
Set up a school of his own, called Lyceum.
Later Athens rebelled against Macedonian rule
Escaped to the island of Euboea
Where he died soon after.
Sphered Elements
Universe was spherical and finite.
Earth was a sphere
much smaller than the stars.
Proving Theory
Observed lunar eclipses
When a person travels north or south
They do not see the same night stars
Nor do they appear in the same positions in the sky.
Hierarchical model of the universe influenced medieval scholars
Later was modified.

By : Gabriel Quintero
Four basic elements: earth, air, fire, and water
Fifth element called aether,
The basic makeup of the celestial bodies.

Aristotle and Plato
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