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archaeoastronomy

(ar-kee-oh-ă-stron -ŏ-mee) The astronomy of early or nonliterate cultures, of interest to astronomers, archaeologists, and anthropologists. Many megalithic sites in the UK, Europe, and North and South America are thought to have been used for astronomical measurements and predictions.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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Ruggles and Saunders' contention that Nazca labyrinths we re made to be strolled through while staying mostly hidden from view "is novel and well-argued," says archaeoastronomer Anthony Aveni of Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.
This fascinating lecture will be given by Dr Frank Prendergast, one of Ireland's leading archaeoastronomers. It is suitable for the general public, and people of all ages and experience.
Archaeoastronomers agree that several previous studies cast doubt on the claims of Thom and others.
Several archaeoastronomers surmised that the image, discovered in 1970, depicts the supernova of 1054 in Taurus (which created the Crab Nebula).
While some programs let you skip ahead or behind a solar or sidereal day, Tramiel sometimes wants to advance by a "sunset day." Not only would this help illustrate the motions of the stars and planets night to night, it could also be a tool for archaeoastronomers and landscape photographers, and could demonstrate interesting phenomena regarding the seasons and motion of the Sun.
But there is a lesser-known monument - a nearby solar museum - that should be of interest to amateurs, archaeoastronomers, and anyone else who might enjoy a day of Sun worship.