Aristarchus of Samos definition

  • others:
    • Aristarchus of Samos fl. 270 B.C. Greek astronomer who had been one of the primary to suggest that the sun could be the center associated with world and therefore the planet earth moves around the sun.
  • noun:
    • an ancient Greek astronomer who had been among the first to propose a heliocentric principle of the universe (circa 270 BC)

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