Sky Stories: Ancient and Modern

Overview

Most of the constellations, the patterns of stars found in the night sky, are connected with the ancient myths which people developed to give meaning to what they saw in the sky, based on the experience of their culture. The ideas of modern astronomy play a similar role for us today. They are stories which help us understand the phenomena we discover when we look deeper into the sky than is possible with eyes alone. In this book, the ancient sky stories and those of modern astronomy are woven together in a unique...
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Overview

Most of the constellations, the patterns of stars found in the night sky, are connected with the ancient myths which people developed to give meaning to what they saw in the sky, based on the experience of their culture. The ideas of modern astronomy play a similar role for us today. They are stories which help us understand the phenomena we discover when we look deeper into the sky than is possible with eyes alone. In this book, the ancient sky stories and those of modern astronomy are woven together in a unique way. Coverage includes twenty-four important constellations as well as the sun and the moon and the sky as a whole. For each of these, one of the old stories is tied together with the astronomical understanding of a key feature in that part of the sky, allowing one story to serve as a reminder for the other.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560725077
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Pages: 130

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night 5
Orion, The Hunter 13
The Pleiades 17
Taurus, The Bull 21
Canis Major, The Great Dog 25
Gemini, The Twins 29
Cancer, The Crab 33
Leo, The Lion 37
Coma Berenices, Berenice's Hair 41
Ursa Major, The Great Bear 45
Virgo, The Virgin 49
Corona Borealis, The Northern Crown 53
Hercules, The Mighty Strongman 57
Lyra, The Lyre 63
Cygnus, The Swan 67
Aquila, The Eagle 71
The Milky Way 75
Sagittarius, The Archer 79
Capricornus, The Sea Goat 83
Perseus, The Hero 89
Pegasus, The Winged Horse 93
Andromeda, The Lady in Chains 97
Cassiopeia, The Lady in a Chair 103
Pisces, The Fish 107
Aries, The Ram 111
Bibliography 121
Index 123
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