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Δευτέρα 23 Οκτωβρίου 2023
18.30-20.30, Αίθουσα "Κωστής Παλαμάς"

Περίληψη ομιλίας
The annular solar eclipse, of 30 October 1207 B.C. (Julian Day-JD 1280869), calculated by NASA together with the analysis of the weather’s and the environment’sdescription(long nights, plants, animals and peoples’ habits) and the astronomical data (guiding constellations and Venus the planet in the east horizon) mentioned by Homer in the epic, constitute a corpus of information. The result of the analysis of the corpus offers the first precise astronomical dating, without error bars at all, of Odysseus’ returned to Ithaca in the autumn five days before the pre-mentioned eclipse. The latter is connected with another astronomical event meaning the planet Venus found in the eastern horizon utilizing, the tool of dating which is the software Starry Night. The two astronomical events the eclipse and Venus’ position in the prehistoric sky of the Ionian Islands confirmed fully the prehistoric text.

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