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    Re: Ephemerides at Columbus' Time
    From: Wolfgang Köberer
    Date: 2012 Oct 25, 08:52 -0700

    Astrology and astronomy were - of course - more closely related in those times, but Zacuto is regarded in all serious research on the history of science as an astronomer. The crucial divide would be between somebody who uses astronomical tables to make horoscopes: an astrologer, and someone who develops such tables by astronomical observations and theories: an astronomer. Zacuto clearly belongs to the second category.

    You may look at the Wikipedia entry in Portuguese:
    http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abra%C3%A3o_Zacuto
    that calls him "astrónomo, matemático e historiador judeu".

    Best
    Wolfgang
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