The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

The Remarkable Science of Ancient Astronomy

Season 1

Downloadable Video - 2017
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Taught by Professor Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University, this course shows how ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, Chinese, and other cultures saw the sky. You learn how the Sun, Moon, and stars were their clock, calendar, and compass; constellations encoded their mythologies; and the heavens inspired religious and philosophical ideas, laying the foundation for modern science.
Contents: Episode 5 Chaco Canyon and Anasazi Astronomy
Episode 23 How Ancient Astronomy Ended
Episode 22 Star Catalogs from around the World
Episode 2 The Real Stonehenge
Episode 11 Chinese and Other Non-Western Constellations
Episode 10 Origins of Western Constellations
Episode 8 Eclipses, Comets, and Omens
Episode 6 Ancient Cosmologies and Worldviews
Episode 20 How the Antikythera Mechanism Worked
Episode 16 Ancient Navigation
Episode 14 Ancient Timekeeping and Calendars
Episode 1 Stonehenge and Archaeoastronomy
Episode 13 Tracking Planet Positions and Conjunctions
Episode 18 The Genius of Hipparchus
Episode 9 The Star of Bethlehem
Episode 7 Meteorite Worship and Start of the Iron Age
Episode 3 Alignments at Maes Howe and Newgrange
Episode 19 Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism
Episode 12 Origins and Influence of Astrology
Episode 4 Astronomy of Egypt's Great Pyramid
Episode 24 Ancient Astronomy and Modern Astrophysics
Episode 21 Achievements and Legacy of Ptolemy
Episode 17 Breakthroughs of Early Greek Astronomy
Episode 15 The Lunar Crescent and the Islamic Calendar
Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sd., col
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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