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

Chia K’uei

  • Thomas Hockey
Reference work entry

BornChina, 30

DiedChina, 101

About 85, Chia K’uei determined the obliquity of the ecliptic and added an ecliptic ring to the Chinese armillary.

Selected References

  1. Needham, J. (1974). Astronomy in Ancient and Medieval China. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences 276(1257): 67.ADSMathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Sivin, N. (2009). Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of 1280, with a Study of its Many Dimensions and an Annotated Translation of its Records. New York: Springer.MATHGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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