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Hypatia of Alexandria

Hypatia is considered the first female astronomer and mathematician (of whom we have records) of the world. She lived in Alexandria in the 4th century AD, where she studied and taught philosophy and astronomy at the Neoplatonic school of Alexandria. Her father, Theon of Alexandria, was a prominent mathematician and some consider him the last […] Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Historical Astronomers in Context

A) Galileo¬†Galilei (Feb 16th, 1564-Jan 8th, 1642) is an important astronomer for two reasons: his inventions and his discoveries.¬† Although he did not invent the telescope, Galileo made the first 30x-magnifying telescope that was used to observe land, sea, and … Continue reading Continue reading

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