Browsing All Posts filed under »Astronomy«

Kepler and Jesus’ Star

December 12, 2011


Who vagrant transitory Comets see, Wonders, because they are rare: but a new starre Whose motion with the firmament agrees, Is miracle, for there no new things are. From John Donne’s ‘To the Countesse of Huntingdon‘ [Appears in Arthur Koestler (1959) 'Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe'] ———————— In 1604, while… [Read more…]

Rare Things Happen All The Time

July 15, 2011


It has been well understood for thousands of years, by some at least, that the lights in the night’s sky would move depending on the time, and date.  We now know this to be due to the rotation of the Earth on its axis and the orbit of the Earth around the sun. But, it was also… [Read more…]


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