Space Race pt 3 & Night Sky pt 1
Space Race pt 3 & Night Sky pt 1 1345
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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