Astronomy under a River of Stars: Easy-to-follow information covering various aspects of ASTRONOMY , DARK-SKIES and STARGAZING in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

The title of this book Under a River of Stars refers to the Milky Way, that wispy thick ribbon of white that observers see arching across a dark night time sky One of the many ancient metaphors described it as a river of milk This description has always struck me as appropriate and so I chose it as the title for this book Most of us now know this band is actually thThe title of this book Under a River of Stars refers to the Milky Way, that wispy thick ribbon of white that observers see arching across a dark night time sky One of the many ancient metaphors described it as a river of milk This description has always struck me as appropriate and so I chose it as the title for this book Most of us now know this band is actually the collective light of billions of Stars as seen from a vast distance But the ancients didn t know that They thought no they believed, the Gods lived up there among the Stars and that this was their river What a beautiful description, and how wonderful their tales must have been The ancients were in awe of the heavens, one can just imagine their questions What were Stars and why they are up there Where did the Sun go at night What was the Moon Why did the Moon seem to change from night to night until it disappeared and then came back again These questions were asked throughout the ages, crossing all lands, cultures and religions The answers they came up with are numerous and most became the foundation platforms to many religions It is without doubt that this inquiry was the beginnings of science The above un answered questions eventually led to the building of many monuments New Grange Ireland , Stonehenge UK , the Pyramids Egypt , Chichen Itza Columbia Angkor Wat Cambodia Big Horn Medicine Wheet USA Caracol Temple Mexico Machu Pichu Peru These are a small selection of the famous ones included in this book This Book is a way of introducing Astronomy to those who would like to know , but is not into all the technical stuff , with big un pronounceable words and lots of numbers It s all about standing under a dark sky and simply appreciating how magnificent it is The knowledge gently imparted in this book is not heavy, like seasoning a good meal, it is meant to add that extra something to the uplifting experience of Stargazing It seems that the we unravel the Cosmos, scientifically, the further we separate ourselves from the simply beauty of a Starry sky In this hectic, technologically driven society we are losing so much of our original selves, I think it s time we pause and take stock of what is really important to ourselves, our families and our society Just as you don t have to know the names of all the flowers in a garden to appreciate its beauty, so you don t have to know anything about astronomy to appreciate the beauty of a Star filled sky or a full Moon Also included is a small tribute to Carl Sagan the man who inspired so many millions with his groundbreaking TV series Cosmos which aired in the 1980 s Into our living rooms he brought the glory of our own Earth, our Solar System, our Galaxy and the whole Universe The sound of his hypnotizing voice, his eloquent words, his presence and delivery on a topic previously ignored by the popular media left its mark indelibly tattooed into the hearts of his audience To me, his connection with the Universe seemed personal, almost every sentence he spoke had a depth and meaning to it as if saw beyond the usual into the impossible and wove it into words so that our hearts so than our ears could hear Each content piece ends with one of his popular quotes This book is devoted to the exploration of his cosmic perspective.
Astronomy under a River of Stars Easy to follow information covering various aspects of ASTRONOMY DARK SKIES and STARGAZING in the Northern and Southern hemispheres The title of this book Under a River of Stars refers to the Milky Way that wispy thick ribbon of white that observers see arching across a dark night time sky One of the many ancient metaphors descri

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  • Author: Julie Ormonde
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  • Page: 415
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