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13 August 2016

Introducing Ancient Astronomy Series: The AGE OF ASTRONOMY. PROLOGUE.

Pubic outreach program  by Astronomy club Toutatis, Kustavi, Finland.

PROLOGUE
Astronomy has surely a beginning. A precise starting time when people started to use the knowledge of the motion of the night sky. When was it that ancient people had the grasp of the study of the stars? When, for the first time, was it possible to pass this information to next generations?

This series of articles is part of the Astronomy club Toutatis, Kustavi, Finland's public outreach annual program in astronomy. All the photos are by the astronomy club unless credited otherwise. This was possible by the participation of Astronomer Ali Mohamed from the astronomy club of Marrakesh, Morocco, friends and family.

This is a series of 7 articles on the age of astronomy. It is part of my 1 year research on the age of Astronomy. Establishing a connection between Earth's ancient civilizations and the knowledge of astronomy.

What is the age of Astronomy? How old is it? Can we find some tangible evidence of it's age?
Many clues can be found in almost all Civilizations on Earth before us such as Artifacts, Relics, Star maps, Astronomical alignments, Astronomical references and Astronomical instruments. A voyage through old civilization's myths, architecture, arts and places all linking to astronomy.

We know of many physical evidence found around the world that are related to astronomy. In this mini series of articles we will establish the chronology of astronomy with the aid of these physical evidences left by our ancient ancestors from as far back as the prehistory up to the present day, pinpointing exactly in time, the age of Astronomy.

I have no doubts of the powerful implications of astronomy in the past, present or future of the human race. It seems that the heavens has always played a major role in the history of humanity and that is why it is so difficult to pinpoint. The age of astronomy will be known gradually more when new findings across the globe will emerge. A future of new discoveries pushing the dates backward till one day it will be reveal to us, the age of astronomy.

Here is the List of articles on our Ancient Astronomy Series: The Age of Astronomy. Click on the article to open the link.

ANCIENT ASTRONOMY SERIES: The AGE OF ASTRONOMY.
Have a look also at the links below to read more on the age of astronomy.
Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_astronomy
http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/timeline.html
http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/0072482621/student_view0/astronomy_timeline.html
http://www.rundetaarn.dk/en/the-observatory/timeline/
http://www.haystack.mit.edu/edu/pcr/resources/astronomyhistory.htm

Disclaimer:
These articles are part of the Astronomy Club Toutatis, Kustavi, Finland education program. Trips a broad, contact creating and local public outreach are ways for the astronomy club to unite the astronomy community and advance knowledge of astronomy among participants. Wikipedia is a major bank of information widely used and You tube as well. In these articles the Wikipedia background and the You tube videos are essential for short and good explanations. Also they provide a very good list of References, crucial for verifying the sources. The Astronomy Club Toutatis, Kustavi, Finland educational program is shared publicly through the astronomy club's blog: www.linksthroughspace.blogspot.com.


Pubic outreach program  by Astronomy club Toutatis, Kustavi, Finland