Ancient Greeks Built an Eclipse-Predicting ‘Computer’ 2,000 Years Ago

More than 2,000 years before the Great American Solar Eclipse, which will darken the skies over the U.S. on Aug. 21, astronomers in ancient Greece developed their own “supercomputer” to predict eclipses just like this one.

The ancient gearbox, called the Antikythera mechanism, was used to identify astronomical events that could anchor… more »

Was Byzantine Christianity the Normative Orthodox Experience?

Center Co-Directors George Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou gave a series of lectures last year at the Eagle River Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Eagle River, Alaska. Professor Demacopoulos’s lecture “?” is now available for listening. Another lecture in this series by Professor Demacopoulos, “Tradition Without Fundamentalism,” is more »