Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Decoding the Skies

Today on Far Future Horizons we are going to take another foray into the field of Archaeoastronomy and explore how our ancient forbearers decoded the night sky and built the foundations of civilization. Not with the help of ancient astronauts but through their own perseverance and innate intellect.

Our ancestors' relationship with the heavens led to some of humankind's ancient discoveries and greatest creations. The ancient Greeks discovered Earth was round; the Polynesians used the sun and stars to navigate vast oceans in simple canoes; some think amazing structures like Stonehenge were designed to observe the sky. Now, Known Universe examines mankind's first observations of the cosmos to understand how they put us on the path to modern discovery.

The "Known Universe/Extreme Universe" is an exciting  documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from the National Geographic store and Amazon.com.

Known Universe/Extreme Universe - Decoding the Skies 

Extreme Universe: Star Gates [6/6] by silichip
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