Galileo's "The Phases of the Moon". You can see some of the Moon's craters drawn in the pictures.
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Image courtesy of Biblioteca Nazionale - Florence, Italy
Astronomy throughout History
Astronomers study planets, stars and galaxies. For thousands of years humans have been looking at the sky. Astronomers of the past have found out some really cool stuff, and they didn't even have calculators or computers!
Archeoastronomy is different than looking at the history of astronomy. Archeoastronomers want to find out just how astronomy fit into a certain culture's life.
This section will take you on a journey through time, across the continents and into the lives of people from all times and places. It will touch on the history of astronomy, archeoastronomy and more. Please choose which way you would like to begin your journey:
Journey through Time
Journey by Region
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