Map of Antarctica now in HD

Up until fall of 1997, the Antarctica maps had been very featureless, let alone, no one new what exactly was under that thick ice that covered it all. Continue reading

Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading

China Prints Astronomical Charts

Su Sung in China drew astronomical charts in 1064 following his commission by the Council of Kaifeng, Continue reading

Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei (Italian: [ɡaliˈlɛːo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, Continue reading

Moon Map Published by Hevelius

Johannes Hevelius (born Jan Heweliusz) from Gdansk, Poland published a moon map in the Selenographia in 1647. Continue reading

Book of printed star charts

Published in 1540, Italian book, De Le Stelle Fisse (Of the Fixed Stars) was the first book of printed star charts, written by Alessandro Piccolomini, he identified the stars letters.
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First Published Ephemeris

Let’s begin with the definition of the word Ephemeris:

Ephemeris is a table or data file giving the calculated positions of a celestial object at regular intervals throughout a period or basically a diary of celestial objects positions.
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Leon Battista Alberti

Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading