Mark Hurn's Talks
Mark also has a website with more details.
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)
Reclaims the Zodiac from astrologers! Covers the development of the
Zodiac from ancient times and the astronomy of the Zodiac today.
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.
email: Mark Hurn
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