Aglaonike

Aglaonike (also known as Aganike of Thessaly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thessaly) is the first female astronomer in ancient Greece!

She is mentioned in the writings of historians’ as the daughter of Hegetor of Thessaly. People believed she was a witch because she had the ability to make the moon disappear from the sky. People also believed that because of her ability she could predict the exact time and area where a lunar eclipse would occur.

Did you know that a crater on the moon has got its name from Aglaonike?

Rafael Bakoyiannis, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia