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 (ăr′ĭ-stär′kəs) 217?-145? bc.
Greek grammarian and critic noted for his arrangement of and commentary on the Iliad and the Odyssey.


(Celestial Objects) a crater in the NE quadrant of the moon, having a diameter of about 37 kilometres, which is the brightest formation on the moon


(ˌær əˈstɑr kəs)

1. of Samos, late 3rd century B.C., Greek astronomer.
2. of Samothrace, c216–144 B.C., Greek philologist and critic.
Ar`is•tar′chi•an, adj.
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Noun1.Aristarchus - an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
2.Aristarchus - a bright crater on the MoonAristarchus - a bright crater on the Moon    
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Like Kepler and Aristarchus, which overlook the "Ocean of Tempests," sometimes it appeared like a brilliant point through the cloudy light, and was taken for a volcano in activity.
265: But Aristarchus is informed that they were twins, not.
It apparently starts near the end of Schroter's Valley and extends out to the southwest under younger lavas that overlap the edges of the Aristarchus Plateau.
Before him, Aristarchus of Samos had held sway through his formulation of a similar model some eighteen centuries earlier.
In cosmology, a Pythagorean pupil, Philolaus (470-385 BCE), was the first to break with the geocentric world-view, while Herakleides (387-312 BCE) and Aristarchus (310-230 BCE) were the first to assert a heliocentric world view, later forgotten and independently rediscovered by Copernicus seventeen centuries later.
The theory that the earth orbits the sun was propounded by Aristarchus in the third century B.
Each chapter takes a group of scientists for its topic; chapter titles include, Aristotle, Aristarchus, Copernicus, and Galileo Seek to Determine Earth's Place in the Cosmos, Mendeleev, Meyer, Moseley and the Birth of the Periodic Table, Westinghouse and Tesla versus EdisonuAC/DC Titans Clash, and Albert Einstein, Marcel Grossmann, Mileva Maric, and Michele Besso Struggle with Relativity.
Aristarchus was Paul's travel companion from Ephesus to Jerusalem to Rome (Acts 19:29, 20:4, 27:2; Colossians 4:10).
Aristarchus of Samos, in a remarkable insight, first proposed the suncentered solar system in the third century AD.
The book updated an idea originally advanced in ancient Greece by the Pythagoreans and by Aristarchus of Samos--namely, that the earth rotates on its own axis daily and revolves around the sun yearly.
It was filed by former Biliran Congressman Glenn Chong and taxpayers Manuelito Luna, Aristarchus Lamarck DC Luna and the Samahang Magbabasura Inc.
I remind readers of an episode that occurred in 1975 when the late Patrick Moore issued an alert that a TLP was occurring in Aristarchus.