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Mark Hurn's Talks
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The Story of Star Names
Explains the origin of star and constellation names in the science and mythology of ancient civilizations. Includes the astronomy of Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek and Arabic astronomy. Also the development of modern designation systems for stars. (Requires OHP and 35mm slide projector)

The Zodiac
Reclaims the Zodiac from astrologers! Covers the development of the Zodiac from ancient times and the astronomy of the Zodiac today. (Requires OHP)

The History of the Almagest
Traces the effects of one book, the Almagest of Claudius Ptolemy on astronomical history. Takes a wide look at astronomical history from the year 150 to Copernicus, including modern views of Ptolemy. (Requires OHP)

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