NEW VIEW OF UNIVERSE

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Canisius College, Buffalo Fred Watson, AAO April 2005 (With thanks to Dr A. Weston for facilitating the course) A new view of the Universe A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ASTRONOMY

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A new view of the Universe Folklore of the Sky Big telescopes for a small world In the face of the Sun – planets and transits Forging the elements – the Sun and stars James Gregory – Scotland’s Isaac Newton Industrial strength cosmology Cosmic illusions RAVEing mad – dissecting our Galaxy Astronomers behaving badly Tomorrow’s Universe

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A new view of the Universe I Fred Watson, AAO April 2005 Folklore of the sky

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THIS COURSE IS RATED MA IT CONTAINS : low-level jargon textual references occasional course language explicit diagrams bare facts FOR MODERATELY ATTENTIVE AUDIENCES Folklore of the Sky

The night sky : 

The night sky Folklore of the Sky

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Madagascar from the Space Shuttle

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Well, how about that? A new planet!

The sky-watchers : 

The sky-watchers Folklore of the Sky

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Megalithic astronomy

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Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt

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The modern era…

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Very Large Telescope The Stonehenge of 2005—bringing in today’s folklore The End Folklore of the Sky

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