The northern-western part of the visible side of the Moon, Mare Frigoris
and Sinus Roris join here. At the right of the chart the crater Pythagoras
distinguishes itself from its surroundings by its high terraced wall and
it central mountain..
(ca. 611 - 574 BC) Greek Philosopher from the town of Milete. Pupil of
Thales, introduce the gnomon in Greece, created a map of the world.
(68 km/42 Mi ø
) (Dept: 2,800 m /9,186 ft) (Debt: 2,400 m /7,874 ft)
(66°54′N, 51°18′W) Crater heavily worn and eroded, many craterlets.
(1792 - 1871) English
mathematician, inventor and engineer. Worked on logarithm tables. Early
designer of a mechanical programmable computer.
(143Km /89Mi ø
57.1°W) Eroded and overlain by
Italian astronomer philosopher and scientist, observed Venus and worked on
the improvement of the calendar.
Crater. (38 Km
) (Dept: 3,100 m /10,170 ft) (48.7°N, 34.3°W) Circular,
with a small satellite crater inside its rim..
George Boole (1815
of Boolean logic, which forms the basis of the modern digital computer.
) (Dept: 2,400 m
(63.7°N, 87.4°W) Crater nearly circular, small craterlets.
Pierre Bouguer. (1698
- 1758) French hydrographic
specialist, surveyor and astronomer.
Crater (22 Km
2,500 m /8,202 ft) (52.3°N, 35.8°W) Circular, young.
James Carpenter. (1840
1899) Astronomer, and co-author of a Book about the Moon. 2.
Edwin Francis Carpenter. (1898
- 1963) American astronomer, researched white dwarf stars,
supernovae and did galactic astronomy.
) (Dept: 2,600m /8,530ft) (69.4°N, 50.9°W) Circular with an
unusual double central peak.
Charles-Marie de la Condamine. (1701
- 1774) French explorer, geographer, and
) (Dept: unknown) (53.4°N, 28.2°W) Wrinkled floor, eroded wall.
- 1903) Italian mathematician.
(85 km /53 Mi
) (Dept: unknown) (67.5°N, 90.6°W) Eroded formation, worn and
overlaid by a number of smaller craters.
(1591-1661) French mathematician and engineer, one of
the founders of projective geometry.
(85 km/53 Mi
) (Dept: 2,510m/8,234ft) (70.2°N, 73.3°W)
Eroded, resurfaced and overlapped by
(1814 – 1897) French physicist, measured the of the
speed of light.
) (Dept: 2,100m/6,890ft) (50.4°N, 39.7°W) Irregular circle, with slight
(ca. 460 BC) Greek thieve.
2,900m/9,514ft) (52.6°N, 43.4°W) Circular, young,
sharp-edged with a small ray system.
Sir John Frederick William Herschel.
1871) English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental
photographer/inventor, son of William Herschel. Named seven moons of
Saturn and four moons of Uranus. He made many contributions to the science
900m/2,953ft) (62°N, 42°W) Walled plain with a
heavily eroded rim and many craterlets.
11764) Danish mathematician and physicist, astronomer. Director of the
Observatory of the University of Copenhagen. Inventor of the
Horrebow-Talcott Method, to
determine a place's latitude through observing the stars
near the Zenith.
Crater (24 Km
2,500 m /8,202 ft) (58.7°N, 40.8°W) Circular, sharp
Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis.
1759) French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters. Director of
the Académie des Sciences, and the first President of the Prussian Academy
of Science. Maupertuis went on an expedition to Lapland to determine the
shape of the Earth.
Crater (45 Km
1,500m /4,921 ft) (49.6°N, 27.3°W) Remnant
of a crater, nearly obliterated, leaving only a disintegrated remnant of
the original rim, and a rough and irregular floor.
(Πυθαγόρας ὁ Σάμιος) (ca. 570 BC
ca. 495 BC) Greek mathematician and philosopher.
5,000 m /16,404 ft) (63.5°N, 62.8°W) Rim with wide terrace
system, a generally circular rim, slightly hexagonal. Flattened floor, with an
irregular, hilly surface. In the center is
a sharp, central double peak that rises 1.5 kilometers above the crater floor.
John T. R. Robinson.
1882) Irish astronomer and Physicist.
1,400 m /4,593 ft) (59.0°N, 45.9°W) Circular,
1867) English astronomer. South and
jointly produced a catalogue of 380
in 1824, re-observing many of the double stars that had been discovered by
South then continued and observed another 458 double stars over the following
970 m /3,182 ft)
(58.0°N, 50.8°W) Strongly
eroded edge, and to the south almost