Title

Egyptian Solar Eclipse Predictions

Date

6-1-2017 4:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 6:00 PM

Location

WUC Columbia Room

Session Title

Presidential Plenary

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Laurie Burton

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

We will be covering Egyptian culture and how they studied celestial bodies. Our focus will be on how they studied stars and predicted solar eclipses. We will describe the mathematics they used to study astronomy. We will also cover how scientists today can confirm that the Egyptians studied the stars and eclipses by the historical findings throughout the years. We will also be covering how Greek culture heavily influenced Egyptian mathematics and influenced our ability to study ancient Egypt before its contact with Greece. We will focus on ancient Egyptian artifacts believed to be used for keeping track of the stars and proving that ancient Egyptians cared about the cosmos such as sundials, astronomical tomb ceilings and water clocks.

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Jun 1st, 4:00 PM Jun 1st, 6:00 PM

Egyptian Solar Eclipse Predictions

WUC Columbia Room

We will be covering Egyptian culture and how they studied celestial bodies. Our focus will be on how they studied stars and predicted solar eclipses. We will describe the mathematics they used to study astronomy. We will also cover how scientists today can confirm that the Egyptians studied the stars and eclipses by the historical findings throughout the years. We will also be covering how Greek culture heavily influenced Egyptian mathematics and influenced our ability to study ancient Egypt before its contact with Greece. We will focus on ancient Egyptian artifacts believed to be used for keeping track of the stars and proving that ancient Egyptians cared about the cosmos such as sundials, astronomical tomb ceilings and water clocks.