What was the medieval view of the universe? Medieval cosmology was centered around the concept of the Ptolemaic universe, named after Greek astronomer Ptolemy (ca. 150 CE). In this geocentric (earth-centered) model, the earth was the motionless center of the universe, with the rest of the universe revolving around it in spheres.
What are the 4 types of astronomy?
- ASTROPHYSICS: Applying the laws of physics in space.
- ASTROMETRY: Mapping celestial bodies.
- ASTROGEOLOGY: Examining rocks, terrain, and material in space.
- ASTROBIOLOGY: Searching for life outside Earth.
What was astrology in the Middle Ages? Medieval Europeans believed that the movements of the sun, moon, stars, and planets directly affected their lives on earth. They practiced what we might today call astrology. Consequently, astronomical phenomena appear frequently in manuscripts and other objects.
Who gave notable contribution to astronomy in medieval period? The first major Muslim work of astronomy was Zij al-Sindhind by Persian mathematician al-Khwarizmi in 830.