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Aglaonike

Aglaonice

Birth

c. 200 BCE

Death

c. 200 BCE

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Biography

Aglaonike was a Greek positional astronomer. Daughter of Hegetoris of Thessaly. She was knowledgable of the 18+ year lunar cycle (saros) and predicted the occurrances of eclipses. She was regarded as a sorceress for her ability to make the moon disappear from the sky, which has been taken to mean she could predict the time and general area where a lunar eclipse would occur.


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List of Women Astronomers
Barry's Women of Astronomy



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