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Remarkable science of ancient astronomy - season 1.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 5 Chaco Canyon and Anasazi Astronomy Episode 23 How Ancient Astronomy Ended Episode 22 Star Catalogs from around the World Episode 2 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 Genius of Hipparchus Episode 9 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 Lunar Crescent and the Islamic Calendar.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by The Great Courses.
Participant or Performer Note:
Bradley E. Schaefer.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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