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12 Johannes Kepler Quotes on Nature, Geometry, and God

By |2019-04-20T14:09:58+03:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Johannes Kepler was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. Johannes Kepler is a key figure in the 17th-century scientific revolution, best known for his laws of planetary motion, and his books Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi, and Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae. Kepler was born on December 27, the [...]

A Brief History of Babylonian Astronomy

By |2019-04-14T03:18:09+03:00April 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Babylonian astronomy was the study or recording of celestial objects during early history Mesopotamia. These records can be found on Sumerian clay tablets, inscribed in cuneiform, dated approximately to 3500–3200 BC. In conjunction with their mythology, the Sumerians developed a form of astronomy/astrology that had [...]

Hydra Constellation Mythology

By |2019-04-10T15:02:08+03:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees, and also the longest at over 100 degrees. Its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century [...]

The History of Calendars

By |2019-03-27T15:20:18+03:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The history of calendars means that people creating and using methods for keeping track of days and larger divisions of time covers a practice with ancient roots. Archeologists have reconstructed methods of timekeeping that go back to prehistoric times at least as old as the [...]

Stonehenge: One of the Oldest Megalithic Structures on Earth

By |2018-11-20T02:11:11+03:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Stonehenge, in many peoples' minds, is the most mysterious place in the world. This set of stones laid out in concentric rings and horseshoe shapes on the empty Salisbury Plain, is, at the age of 4,000 years, one of the oldest, and certainly best preserved, [...]

10 Weird Facts About Cleopatra “The Queen of Nile”

By |2018-11-03T03:42:39+03:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , |

When it comes to gender equality, History has been a little unfair to women. It’s not entirely the fault of the data filers, women were not entirely allowed to play an active role in the making of History and yet, there were some women who [...]

Newgrange: A Megalithic Passage-Tomb

By |2018-10-31T15:08:44+03:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The [...]

Antikythera Mechanism: The World’s First Computer

By |2018-10-21T02:35:29+03:00October 21st, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The world’s first computer was discovered on 17 May 1902 in a shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, to the great puzzlement of archaeologists at the time. Since then, we have learned a great deal more about the sophistication of this ancient astronomical computer, [...]

A Brief History of Astronomy

By |2018-10-12T02:12:56+03:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; the phenomena include [...]