Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Ananias of Sirak

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_9009

BornAnania, (Armenia), circa595–600

Alternate Name

 Shivakatsi, Anania

Ananias prepared the perpetual calendar for the Armenian church. He taught the advanced idea that the Moon is not a mirror reflecting the Earth: Its surface markings are real and due to an uneven surface.

Selected Reference

  1. Hewsen, R. H. (1969). Science in Seventh-Century Armenia: Ananias of Sirak. Isis 59(1): 32.MATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA