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'Globes Celestial and Terrestrial': the Science of Star-gazing

Posted: May 28, 2015 - 14:59 , by Sarah Schell
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The study of celestial bodies is one of the oldest sciences. Meticulous observations of the night sky were made by many early civilizations who used the information for various purposes, including determining the right time for planting, harvesting, ceremonial events and tides.