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Ptolemy in Leeds and Astronomy in Bradford

April 3, 2012

April 2012

Last night Prof Malcolm Heath gave an entertaining talk on ancient astronomy to the Bradford Astronomical Society. Prof Heath examined what motivated the Greeks when thinking about the heavens – a distinctly human activity – and how Ptolemy rose to enduring prominence. The talk includes news of a codex in Leeds University’s Brotherton Library’s Special Collections. For those who attended his “Classics in our Lunchtimes” talk at Leeds City Museum in February, the eels make a brief reappearance to illustrate Greek scientific method…

Listen to “Greek Astronomy, Ptolemy and the Leeds Almagest”  

View the Greek Astronomy, Ptolemy, and the Leeds Almagest PowerPoint

Some further details are included with the listing on Other Talks page.

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