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Benjamin Banneker's Almanac cover from 1795
班哲明.班尼卡在他年历上的画像,1795

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数学家和天文学家,班哲明.班尼卡出生,1731119

你看到星星时会做什么呢?班哲明班尼卡会看出天文星象运行,加以估算及预测。一位数学家和天文学家,班哲明.班尼卡,1731119日在马里兰州艾莉卡山丘诞生。

靠着大量的自修,班尼卡是第一位非裔美国人在科学上获得殊荣。他的杰出成就包括了成功预测日蚀、出版自制年历、丈量华盛顿等。班尼卡博士一生大部份的时间,都花在他位于巴尔的摩外的一处
100英亩大小的农场内。在这里,他藉观察星象自我教育,并且由借来的参考书研习高深数学。


What do you see when you look at the stars? Benjamin Banneker saw astronomical patterns from which he could make calculations and predictions. A mathematician and astronomer, Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, 1731, in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland.

Largely self-taught, Banneker was one of the first African Americans to gain distinction in science. His significant accomplishments include the successful prediction of a solar eclipse, publishing his own almanac, and the surveying of Washington, D.C. Banneker spent most of his life on his family's 100-acre farm outside Baltimore. There, he taught himself astronomy by watching the stars and learned advanced mathematics from borrowed textbooks.

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