Bhāskara I on the Construction of the Armillary Sphere

  • Peng Lu Kyoto University

Abstract

The armillary sphere is said to have been invented by the Greek astronomer Eratosthenes (276–194 BCE). Ptolemy’s Almagest (2nd century CE) contains a detailed description of the armillary sphere. However the armillary sphere described in Sanskrit texts on astronomy, from the seventh century onwards, is substantially different from the Greek armillary sphere.

Author Biography

Peng Lu, Kyoto University

Graduate student (2014)

Published
2015-02-18
How to Cite
Lu, P. (2015). Bhāskara I on the Construction of the Armillary Sphere. History of Science in South Asia, 3, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.18732/H2MW2W
Section
Articles