Star Theater SE!
Astronomy is the oldest of all the sciences.
Astronomy is the oldest of all the sciences. Stonehenge in England was constructed between 3100-2000 BCE on England's
Salisbury Plain, and may have the first Stone age astronomical site.
The seasons became important; during different times of the year, different stellar patterns appear in the sky. In the spring, Virgo and her constellations signaled the time to
prepare to plant crops, or watch for floods. In the fall, Orion rise signaled ancient people that it was time to harvest
and to prepare for winter.
Chinese records of Comet Halley can be traced back to 240 BCE and possibly as early as 1059 BCE.
The Chinese recorded a star that was bright enough to be seen during the daytime for nearly a month in the constellation
that we call Taurus in July 1054. Astronomers believe this is the supernova explosion that left a remnant called the Crab
Nebula, whose explosion provides a key to understanding the deaths of massive stars.
Galileo was the first "modern scientist" and one of the most famous astronomers. He performed many revolutionary experiments and developed of the concept of inertia,
later refined by Newton.
But the Hubble space telescope brought it all back to earth, after itís launch in 1990.
From its position 380 miles above the Earth's surface, Hubble has given us a new understanding of the universe ó
star birth, star death, galaxy evolution, and black holes, and more. Through the Hubble lens, we can peer into deep
space fields, and travel back in time 4.5 billion years, when the earth was just forming!
The Star theater SE and your childís imagination brings it all down to earth and right into your little astronomerís room.
Watch the wonder on his face, as your little guy takes a CD guided tour of the universe right in his own room, with
Interactive Stellarium Astronomy Software.