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Extended Audio Sample The Modern Scholar: Heavens Above: Stars, Constellations, and the Sky (Unabridged), by Professor James Kaler
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Have you ever gone outside at night to admire the stars? And wonder what they all are, and what stories they have to tell? Have you ever thought you'd like to know and understand the constellations or know the names of the stars? Here you can learn to find your way across the celestial landscape and begin to understand these patterns of the ages. Learn why the Big Dipper, not a true constellation, might be seen all night, or why the Southern Cross is invisible from New York. Find out the meanings of the celestial figures, where they came from, and why we still use them today thousands of years after the first ones were invented.

This course guides listeners through the sights of the naked- eye sky, wherein we directly witness the effects of the turning and revolving of the Earth, the artistry painted by the human mind using the sky and stars, and how the view changes with time and with our place on the planet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 5/11/2010

    " Not bad but not deep. The section on coordinates is pretty good and the sky tour is fine for a newcomer. The science doesn't go very deep but there's a lot of time spent on mythology of the constellations. Here, Kaler is a fine storyteller.
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