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Archaeoastronomy

Imagine that you’re living sometime around 2000 BCE, give or take a thousand years or so. That’s about 4000 years before our time. You look up at the sky at night, and see it filled with numerous points of light. … Continue reading

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Precession

We have a bit of a shorter post today—I thought precession warranted its own post, before I go on to talking about the ecliptic. Precession is refers to the way Earth wobbles around on its axis, a bit like a … Continue reading

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Mapping the Sky

I need you guys to help me with something. Can you find a horse in this image of the night sky? Yeah, me neither. I’m lost. I see the Great Square of Pegasus because I know what to look for, … Continue reading

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