Talk:On Sizes and Distances

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As of 12/25/2005, this article contains pretty much everything that (to my knowledge) is known about this topic. My main concern is that it's too detailed. Most of the work now needs to be geared towards cleaning it up and paring it down. I plan to reduce the corresponding section in the main Hipparchus article from the current nine paragraphs to about one, since all of that information is reproduced in more detail in this article. --Dantheox 08:37, 25 December 2005 (UTC)


I think that 99% of people reading this article will want to know the actual number of miles or kilometers that the ancients came up with for their distances to the sun and moon, and how far off they were. Maybe I missed them as my eyes glazed over going through all the formulae, but if they are there, they sure aren't very prominent. Davexvi (talk) 18:43, 4 October 2010 (UTC)