Astronomy (Constellations (groups of stars that seem to form a picture in…
groups of stars that seem to form a picture in the sky
have Greek and Roman names
17,000 years ago — may chart the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters, making it the first known star map.
no one exactly knows who really started constellations
There are 88 known and recorded constellations
Every object in the night sky lies inside a particular constellation
Early Roman Calendar
Calendar consisted of 10 months in a year of 304 days.
The 10 months were named Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December.
introduced this calendar in the 700s B.C.E.
Average 365.25 days long. Leap year added every 4 years on February
named after Julius Caesar
refinement in 1582 to the Julian Calendar amounting to a 0.002% correction in the length of the year
International Fixed Calendar
year is divided into 13 months, each of 28 days, with an additional day at the end
In this calendar, every month begins on a Sunday and ends on a Saturday.
Early astrologers believed that the position of the planets rising over the horizon or at the top of the sky at a person’s birth foretold the potential character and destiny of that person.
Pseudo-science is a claim, belief or practice which is incorrectly presented as scientific but does not adhere to a valid scientific method, cannot be reliably tested, or otherwise lacks scientific status
Some people believe it is fun to read their daily horoscopes (the idea that the positions of the stars and planets determine what happens to you on Earth)
It was and still is a big money-making business in our society