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Aristarchus of Samos is honored today with a lunar crater named for him, which is also the brightest point on the moon. Claudius Ptolemaeus, also known as Ptolemy, is considered one of the greatest and most influential astronomers of the ancient world. Almost all of his observations and works were done in Alexandria, Egypt, the home of the largest library and school of the ancient world, which when found, greatly benefited scientists in decoding the ancient astronomers calculations and theories. The life of Ptolomy is vague, as is the reaction to his works at the time. His system of astronomy, which is in his book the Syntaxis, was accepted as correct until the year 1543 AD.
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(Yamasaki, p.50) During this time, people began to think for themselves and ponder truths through philosophy, science, astronomy, astrology, etc. Philosophers' minds began to turn, the human mind was finally awake. At the time, the thought of heavenly bodies being divine, and stars being eternal objects in unchanging motion were common knowledge. A philosopher, scientsit, and one of Plato's pupils, Aristotle, was also a very important figure. Born in Stagira in 384, Aristotle is regarded as the most influential ancient philosopher of the sciences.