Puranic Cosmos and Modern Astronomy 2; Lee Interview

Laura Lee Show – February 5, 2001 / (302)

Thompson discusses Puranic astronomy with radio show host, Laura Lee, by initially comparing the “rings” of Bhu-mandala with modern mathematical calculations of the planetary orbits. This leads to a technical discourse on ancient measurement systems that suggest a sophisticated appreciation of the geometry of planetary motion. Thompson describes how Puranic accounts offer a comparative analysis of Kepler’s elliptical orbits, since refined with telescopic data. In addition, calculations such as these also offer realistic degrees of latitude as well as precise predictions of stellar locations.