Using The Stars To Tell Time
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Using The Stars To Tell Time

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Polaris (The North Star) is located in the constellation of Ursa Minor and can be used to either measure time, or tell the time within 30 minutes of accuracy. Locating Polaris Polaris lies just opposite The Plough (Big […]

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes
Astronomy Lists

20 Interesting Astronomy Quotes

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Yajnavalkya (9th century BC): “The sun strings these worlds – the earth, the planets, the atmosphere – to himself on a thread.” Homer (8th century BC): ” The stars never lie, but the astrologers lie […]

Ancient Telescopes And Lenses
Astronomy History

Ancient Telescopes And Lenses

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Over the years archaeologists have been discovering greater numbers of ancient lenses, and historians more and more references to their use in ancient times, so that inevitably it is being asked if they were then […]

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