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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Google Sky

I was introduced today to Google Sky. Google Earth helps us look at the earth. Google Sky looks at the sky.

From time immemorial man has looked at the sky. The Ancients worshiped different constellations. In more recent times we believe that the Incas used the sun and the position of the planets to develop a remarkably sophisticated calendar. The Ancient Greeks also used the moon’s path around the sun to create a calendar.

I looked first for the Southern Cross – which can only be seen in the Southern Hemisphere – but points to the North South, East and West. The cross is a beautiful sight when the sky is clear.

Google Sky will transport the family to the heavens. It will stimulate speculation and wonder.

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