History of astrology
Astrological beliefs in correspondences between celestial observations and terrestrial events have influenced various aspects of human history, including world-views, language and many elements of soc...
Master of the Telescope: How Galileo Galilei Unlocked The Doors to the Universe
The Father of modern science, Galileo decides to drastically improve a two-year-old invention, the telescope, and point it to the sky; his expert recordings and extraordinary discoveries will shake ou...
4977 BC Universe Is Created, According To Kepler - April 27
On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories expla...
Solar Eclipse Reveals Massive Planetary Body Heading Towards Earth
Images captured immediately before and during the umbra phase of the total solar eclipse on March 9, 2016 reveals a series ofl planetary objects ..
Ancient Babylonians Geometrically Traced The Path of Jupiter
For millenia upon millenia, humans knew that certain objects in the sky moved while other stars stood still. These are the objects we now know as planets. But precise calculations on their movements r...
Photographic Plates of the Stars, Taken by Edwin Hubble, George Ellery Hale, Walter Baade, and More
On a clear Christmas morning atop Mount Wilson, before the first tentacles of dawn struck the Los Angeles sprawl 5,700 feet below,…
History of palm-reading: Josef Ranald's analysis of FDR Hitler and Mussolini.
In a 1938 book, How to Know People by Their Hands, palmist Josef Ranald included these three handprints of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler, analyzing each. His analyses o...
Project Serpo, the Exchange Program Between Humans and Aliens
In 2005, an anonymous source sent a series of emails to a UFO discussion group led by former US government employee Victor Martinez. The emails detailed the existence of an exchange program between th...
The Planets
Gustav Holst - The Planets Op.32 Jupiter.
History of astronomy
Official trailer of the PBS documentary 400 Years of the Telescope. Available for purchase from ShopPBS.org or Apple iTune. Stream on Netflix.com.
Babylonian astrology
In Babylon as well as in Assyria as a direct offshoot of Babylonian culture, astrology takes its place as one of the two chief means at the disposal of the priests (who were called bare or "inspectors...
Hellenistic astrology
Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was developed and practiced in the late Hellenistic period in and around the Mediterranean region, especially in Egypt. The texts and ...
Astrology in medieval Islam
The medieval Arabs took a keen interest in the study of heavens: partly because they considered the celestial bodies to be divine, partly because the dwellers of desert-regions often travelled at nigh...
Indian astronomy
From pre-historic to modern times, Indian astronomy continues to play an integral role. Some of the earliest roots of Indian astronomy can be dated to the period of Indus Valley Civilization or earlie...
Hindu astrology
Jyotisha (or Jyotish from Sanskrit jyotiṣa, from jyótis- "light, heavenly body") is the traditional Hindu system of astronomy and astrology. It is also known as Hindu astrology, Indian astrology, and ...
Chinese astrology
Chinese astrology is based on the traditional astronomy and calendars. The development of Chinese astrology is tied to that of astronomy, which came to flourish during the Han Dynasty (2nd century BC...
Maya calendar
The Maya calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and in many modern communities in the Guatemalan highlands, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico.The essentials of the May...
Aztec calendar
The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of ...
Cultural influence of astrology
Astrology consists of several pseudoscientific systems of divination based on the premise that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events in the human world. Many cultures have ...