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written by Bryan Penprase
This website presents the history and ethnology of astronomy. You can go to the interactive atlas and click on a part of the world map to learn how astronomy developed in that region, or you can see a chronological listing of important events in astronomy in the timeline. You can also find more reference information and activities as well.
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- Historical Astronomy
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- Informal Education
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- High School
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from April 1, 2006 until April 13, 2006. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
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Keywords: ancient, ancient alignments, archeoastronomy, early astronomy, history, origin of astronomy, timeline
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 22, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
Record Updated: Jan 14, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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