Lecture Summary 3 - Reminders: Astrology Expt. due in...

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Reminders:Astrology Expt. due in discussion Sept. 21 or 22.Requires 4 days!See pages 9 & 10 of syllabus for details.Lecture Summary (9/14 & 9/16)Alignments of buildings and solstices and/or equinox marker monuments demonstratethat ancient people knew some astronomy. Archeoastronomers try to reconstruct theastronomy of ancient civilizations based on alignments and when possible writtenrecords.Early civilizations demonstrated an understanding of seasons and constructedcalendars using solstices/equinoxes, star positions, or the lunar cycle. A video showedfeatured some alignments of buildings and solstices and/or equinox marker monuments.Early civilizations demonstrated an understanding of seasons and constructed calendarsusing solstices/equinoxes, star positions, or the lunar cycle. The raising of stone markers(like Stonehenge) demonstrates these abilities. Pyramids in Egypt and the Americas areoriented precisely to locations in the heavens.The ability to predict eclipses seems toappear independently in the eastern (China [2700 years ago]; Babylon, Greece and Indiaabout 100 yrs later) and western hemispheres (Mayas [1500 years ago]).A video was

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Astrology, Isaac Newton, Tycho Brahe, Kepler s laws of planetary motion, Heliocentrism, History of astronomy

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