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Space Race pt 3 & Night Sky pt 1

by: Elizabeth Fortanely

Space Race pt 3 & Night Sky pt 1 1345

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Current NASA developments, Future NASA developments, Non-space developments, Private Sector Space, Random Factoid, Early Scientific Recordings, Astronomy
James J Davis
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Elizabeth Fortanely on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1345 at University of Texas at Arlington taught by James J Davis in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY I in Astronomy at University of Texas at Arlington.

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Date Created: 09/13/16
Ancient Astronomy  Early scientific recordings o Germany’s Ach Vally  Mammoth tusk carving (38,000 years ago)  Orion on front  Birth calendar on back (for pregnancies) o Lascaux, France (20,000 years ago)  Constellations  Summer Triangle  Taurus o The Pleiades o Burial ground in Germany (~1600 BC)  Nebra Disk  Gold, bronze ornamental disk  Sun  Moon  Location of sunrise, sunsets  Pleiades o Egyptians  Pyramids and the “Indestructible” Stars  Pointed at north star  Thought to be resting place for Pharaohs  Flooding o Babylonians  Calendars and geometry  Predicting the future  Tied to heavens o Assyrians  Planned building times and orientations to particular stars  Astronomy o Astrology: Interpreting astronomical influence on human affairs o Constellations  Current constellations based on Greek mythology  Golden Era of Greece  Start of science  Taxonomy: naming phenomena  Pareidolia: random stimulus perceived as recognizable  Orion  The Hunter  Canis Major  The Big Dog  Lepus  The Rabbit


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