Adulthood - Benjamin Banneker When he was 20 years old, Benjamin decided to make a clock of his own. He made drawings of every gear, wheel, and pin. After he made the clock, many people wanted to see the wooden clock that ran and kept accurate time. Apr 02, · A free Black man who owned a farm near Baltimore, Benjamin Banneker was largely self-educated in astronomy and mathematics. He was later called upon to assist in the Cited by:
From through Benjamin Banneker, an African American mathematician and amateur astronomer, calculated ephemerides (tables of the locations of stars and planets) for almanacs that were widely distributed and influential. Because of these works, Banneker became one of the most famous African Americans in early U.S. history. Benjamin Banneker () was an African-American scientist and astronomer who was also quite distinguished for crafting an almanac. His background as a farmer helped him create a very well received almanac when it first was published.
Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American man living in a slave state in the eighteenth century, never knew the weight of iron shackles or the crack of an overseer’s whip. A native of Baltimore County, Maryland, his experience diverged from those of most African Americans living in the early United States. BANNEKER, BENJAMIN(b. Baltimore County, Maryland, 9 November ; d. Baltimore County, 9 October )observational astronomy, ephemerides, almanacs.A tobacco farmer, and amateur astronomer, Benjamin Banneker  was an inspiration for his mathematical achievements.
Benjamin Banneker became enthralled by the study of Astronomy in his early 40's. After borrowing a telescope and some books on the subject fr Continue Reading ›. Jul 03, · Benjamin Banneker was an African American astronomer, clockmaker, and publisher who was instrumental in surveying the District of Columbia. He used his interest and knowledge of astronomy to create almanacs that contained information about the motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets.