Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, cosmological, calendrical, and astrological beliefs and practices of prehistory. We look at some of these ancient texts and the greatest astronomers in history.
Early astronomers performed methodical observations of the night sky, and astronomical artefacts have been found from much earlier periods.
- 21st Oct, 2019
Tycho Brahe died suddenly more than 400 years ago and there's been a mystery around if he fell victim to natural causes or was murdered.
- 25th Feb, 2019
Here are 13 of the greatest astronomers in history who have shaped our understanding of the known universe and created science of astronomy.
- 17th Nov, 2013
When astronomy was closely linked to astrology, astronomical planet symbols were used to represent various celestial objects.
- 20th Apr, 2013