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Moon Craters Named After Famous People

FAMOUS PEOPLE with Moon Craters Named After Them Spot these famous craters with your naked eyes or a pair of binoculars Named after Aristotle, a scholar in biology, physics, metaphysics, logic, ethics, music, poetry, theatre, rhetoric and politics. Aristoteles Named after Plato, a famous classic Greek Plato philosopher & mathematician. e Hercules Named after a Greek divine hero, Heracles. In mythology, he is known to his strength ánd adventures. Named after Archimedes of Syracuse, the famous Greek mathematician, who was also i physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Posidonius Archimedes Named after was Posidonius, a Greek Stoic philosopher, politician, astronomer, geographer, mathematician, historian and teacher. Aristarchus o Aristarchus, named after the Greek astronomer Aristarchus of Samos Manilius • Plinius Proclus Named after Gaius Plinius Secundus, Roman author, naturalist, and natural philosopher, as well as naval and most elaborate and fully developed army commander of the early Roman Empire, and personal Named after Proclus Lycaeus, was a Greek Neoplatonist philosopher, one of the last major Classical philosophers. He set forth one of the Manilius is named after the Roman astronomer Marcus Manilius Kepler Copernicus systems of Neoplatonism. Named after Johannes Kepler was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer. A key figure in the 17th century scientific revolution Menelaus triend of the emperor Vespasian Named after Nicolaus Copernicus, a renaissance mathematician and astronomer known for his heliocentric model of the universe. Named after the Greek astronomer Menelaus of Alexandria Grimaldi Langrenus Named after Francesco Maria Grimaldi, who was an Italian Jesuit priest, mathematician and physicist who taught at the Jesuit college in Bologna Named after Michael van Ptolemaeus Named after Denis Pétau, also known as Dionysius Petavius, who was a French Jesuit Langren, a Dutch astronomer and cartographer Petavius An ancient lunar impact crater, named after Claudius Ptolemy, Greco-Roman writer, mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer and a poet, Gassendi Named after Pierre Gassendi who was a French philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. O Stevinus Named after Simon Stevin, 16th-century Belgian mathematician and engineer. A relatively young crater, with an estimated age of 108 million years. It is named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Tycho Brahe Schickard Longomontanus Named after Wilhelm Schickard was a German professor of Hebrew and Astronomy Ancient lunar impact crater, named after Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, a Danish astronomer. Clavius One of the largest crater formations on the Moon, named after the Jesuit priest Christopher Clavius, a 16th-century German mathematician and astronomer. Copernicus and Tycho can be spotted with your naked eyes! IGERI PRONOME NCI TIVR LIT LIBRATIONI. LINARI c hes Lunn inco uet 1:00 TANS Nec Anime n Lunam miorant, Who How Stavnum Ghe Zoroalter u 10V Aranis FOhigaran Ana Hapales PR Denopides Ronis Sinustridu named the craters? TIODR DELLA Sinus did the craters form? ERRA R larum Archimed. Impact craters are the result of asteroids, comets, or meteorites hitting the Moon's surface. A-tohees GIOVANNI BATTISTA RICCIOLI (1598 - 1671) Craters were originally thought to have been formed by volcanoes collapsing since they reminded viewers of Earthly volcanoes. clepmedes Plala enclaus Mare ichtur Riccioli's lunar nomenclature was standardized in The theory that they formed from the impact of foreign objects was doubted back then due to the spherical shape of craters. Tare Iranquilitatis Bunicus 1651 ansber Dieny MARE Talura tuncaaus riorum Ongenus Terra Mare Nubium Mare Abilfedea Scopbil The system was scientifically inclusive and was formus considered Nodus Orcideat Vernerus Campanu Cap ELEGANT & POETIC in style, so it appealed widely to the thinkers of the period. RIS Furol Reith Hainzelin Fabrinus Ltetus o Homela Terra It was also readily extensible with new names following the same scheme. Thus it came to replace other nomenclatures. Want to see the craters? ATR VLOCTANS You don't need a telescope, a handy 10x50 binoculars will be sufficient! We recommend the Bushnell Legacy 10x50 Porro Prism binoculars. References Brought to you by PTICS CENTRAL Australia's Optics Superstore COMPA CEST DI OVAMBATISTA Terra Vigori, OCTANS III OCTANS TERRA eapidsnuis

Moon Craters Named After Famous People

shared by opticscentral on Mar 19
Prominent craters of the Moon are named after some rominent people in history. This nomenclature was standardised in 1651 by Giovanni Battista Riccioli as its style was elegant and poetic. Next time y...


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