Ptolemy

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Synonyms for Ptolemy

Alexandrian astronomer (of the 2nd century) who proposed a geocentric system of astronomy that was undisputed until the late Renaissance

an ancient dynasty of Macedonian kings who ruled Egypt from 323 BC to 30 BC

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1976: Princess Margaret and the Earl Of Snowdon announced their separation after 721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
Then they turn to the description of the Central Asiatic countries by second-century CE Alexandrian astronomer Ptolemy in his "Geography," which dates to about 150 CE, so some six centuries after Herodotus.
In 150AD, a catalogue was compiled by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
TODAY ST JOSEPH'S DAY 721 BC: The first recorded eclipse was observed by the Babylonians, according to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy.
The globular star cluster Omega Centauri has caught the attention of sky watchers ever since the ancient astronomer Ptolemy first catalogued it 2,000 years ago.