FlourishedChina, fourth century BCE
Uranographer Shi Shen was a court astronomer during the late Waring States Period. He shares with Kan Te and Wu Xian credit for the earliest extant Chinese celestial chart. It shows 800 stars, comparable with the number in early Greek catalogs.
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