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Callippus

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Classical Studies.

(c.370–c.300 bc)

Greek astronomer and mathematician. He modified Eudoxus' scheme of Earth-centred spheres, adding extra ones for the Sun, Moon, and some of the planets, bringing...

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constellation

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Classical Studies.

Any of the 88 areas into which the celestial sphere is divided for the purposes of identifying objects, as adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1922 (see Table 3, Appendix)....

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