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The Summer Sky | Professor Edward M. Murphy | The Great Courses

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Begin with a tour of the summer sky and then consider each constellation in turn: Usra Major, Lyra, Cygnus, and more.

Ancient people from nearly every continent and culture wove exciting stories about the mythological figures they saw in the heavens. People also used the sun, moon, and stars for time-keeping and navigation. And careful observers throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere kept precise astronomical records, eventually paving the way for the Scientific Revolution and its remarkable discoveries about the nature of the universe.

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