Historical Perspectives on Astronomy

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Astronomy 101

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This assignment is designed to give you some exposure to historical perspectives on Astronomy - specifically other cultures and their beliefs in times before the scientific method was used to come to conclusions.

Demonstrate understanding of the historical development of Astronomy perspectives of a particular culture from ancient times. In terms of time, this should be before the development of modern astronomy (approximately prior to 1600).

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Historical Perspectives on Astronomy In Class Assignment Your Objective: Demonstrate understanding of the historical development of Astronomy perspectives of a particular culture from ancient times. In terms of time, this should be before the development of modern astronomy (approximately prior to 1600). Be sure to check out the last page of this document – the rubric for this paper. Format of Assignment: You should present the material completely, showing you understand how to fit the perspective of the group you are considering into the larger historical context of the development of science in general, and Astronomy in particular. You should be sure to include:    Background information about your culture, including where in space and time the group is located. (Where on the map? Has the group always been the same size, or did it get bigger and smaller over time? What years are you discussing?) Major beliefs from the group on important astronomical topics. (For example: Where was the Earth in their beliefs? The Sun? The Moon? What (if any) religious importance did different astronomical entities represent? Where did the Earth/Sun/Cosmos come from? Where were the Earth/Sun/Cosmos going to?) Important historical figures and their contribution. If you were researching the Greeks, for example, you might include Hipparchus, Aristotle, etc. You might also want to mention some “lesser known” figures and what they had to say Where to find information: To find information, you should: #1) Check out resources in the library dealing with the specific culture you have signed up for. These resources will probably give an overview of the culture, but could have some good bits of information about the culture, such as their rise and fall, where they were located, major figures, etc. #2) Check out library resources dealing with “Cosmogony”. A Cosmogony, in this case, is a story about how the Universe came to be. Hunting around for ancient cosmogonies should give you insight into how cultures viewed the Universe, in terms of origin stories. Rubrics for Papers Role Sources 7 points 5 or more sources are cited, at least two professional journal sources are utilized 5 points 4 sources are cited and/or only 1 of the sources are professional journals 3 points 3 sources are cited and none of the sources are professional journals Paper structure Information is cogently presented and distilled. A logical structure and flow of the information is evident for the presenter. Evidence is presented by citations effectively from source material effectively Information is not well presented. Significant gaps in information exist. Many relevant items presented are not cited Words Spelling Grammar Presentation shows rich information content. Words are chosen for their precise meaning. There are no grammatical/spelling mistakes. Information is reasonably well presented. A few gaps in information may be present. Citations are mostly present for relevant portions of presentation Presentation shows a good amount of information content. Words are acceptable, but may be used a bit carelessly, as though the style of the presentation was not considered appropriately. Presentation shows some information content, but not enough to qualify as a reasonable exposition on the topic. Words may be used without consideration of their precision. 0 points 2 or fewer sources are cited and none of the sources are professional journals Little or no information is presented. Sources are not cited Presentation is lacking sufficient content. Or words may be used poorly. Or content may be irrelevant to topic at hand.
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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ASTRONOMY

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Astronomy refers to the study of the sun, the moon, the stars, planets and other
heavenly bodies. Astronomy is one of the oldest of natural sciences. It dates back to
antiquity. Its origin is from mythological, cosmological, cylindrical, religious and
astrological beliefs. The ancient people studied the sky for various reasons. They include:
✓ Most ancient communities believed that their gods controlled the sky and thus, by the
observation of the heavenly bodies, they could interpret the messages their gods sent to
them. For instance, most African and Indian communities looked up to the skies when
praying or making...


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