1139) Aglaonice

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1139: Aglaonice

The First Female Astronomer of Ancient Greece

Lived: c. 3rd Century BC, Thessaly, Ancient Greece

Aglaonice was thought of as a Sorceress because she could predict when lunar eclipses would happen.

She is mentioned in the histories written by Plutarch and Apollonius of Rhodes. Little else of her life is known today. One of the craters on Venus is named in her honor.