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Essay on "Astronomy, the Most Ancient of Sciences"

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from Dec 15, 2021 hours 11:53 (UTC +02:00)
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Essay on "Astronomy, the Most Ancient of Sciences"

Since ancient times, people living on earth, turning their eyes to the sky, wondered what was going on up there? They noticed how day was replaced by night, one season by another, and pay for an essay and encountered various natural phenomena and weather anomalies. 

At first our ancestors saw in all this only a divine basis. But the moment they learned to identify patterns in the origin of these or those phenomena. When they realized that this knowledge could later prove useful for farming and for survival in general, people began to observe the sky. Thus astronomy was born.

This happened several millennia before the new era. This is when scientists attribute the construction of Stonehenge in England, which probably served as an ancient observatory. The ancient Egyptian calendars found in the tomb of Semuta were also created around the 2nd century BC. 

Thus, ancient people already knew that there were 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year. They observed the setting and rising of the sun, used, the position of the moon and the stars in the sky, and had an idea of the changing seasons.

The impetus for the development of astronomy came in ancient Greece, when Pythagoras came to the conclusion that our planet was shaped like a sphere, and Aristarchus of Samos suggested that the Earth might revolve around the Sun. However, for a long time this opinion was not taken into account, and Ptolemy's geocentric system of the world was considered scientific, until, finally, Nicholas Copernicus in the 16th century confirmed the theory of Aristarchus of Samosky. 

It was at the time of the recognition of the heliocentric system of the world that modern astrology was born. And today this science, this site, thanks to the invention of the telescope, the proof of the law of universal gravity and other important scientific discoveries, has reached the peak of its development. Now it allows us to study not only the sun and moon, but also other planets. Observe stars, comets and asteroids. Explore nebulae, galaxies, and black holes.

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