Week 6 Outline.

Archeoastronomy

Visualizing the Universe, one pixel at a time.

"Myths were vehicles for memorizing and transmitting certain kinds of astronomical and cosmological information!"
--Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend

Archeoastronomy

  • Cycles of Time
    1. Sun Rise, Sun Set
    2. The Moonth (Month)
    3. The Seasons
    4. The Year
    5. Planets and Planetary Conjunctions
    6. Precession of the Equinoxes
  • Ancient Observatories
    1. Solar
    2. Lunar
    3. Planetary
    4. Stellar
  • Celestial Events
    1. Fireballs/Boloids/Meteors
    2. Nova - Supernova
    3. Comets
    4. Eclipses
      1. Historical Eclipses

The Celestial Sphere

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