Astronomy

Timeline created by Lewion
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    Relative Astronomical Timeline

    Each month has a span of 1000 years
    January 9000BC
    February 8000BC
    etc.
  • 8000 BC - Nabta: Egypt, Africa

  • 5000 BC - Goseck Henge (Temple of the Sun): Germany, Europe

  • !!! EGYPTIAN HIGH ASTRONOMICAL SKILL REACHED

  • 3000 BC - Stonehenge: England, Europe

  • !!! 1900 BC - MYCENAEAN GREEKS: CULTURE EXCHANGE

    Start of cultural exchange
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    Mycenaean Greece

    1900 BC - 1100 BC
  • !!! 1800 BC - Nebra Sky Disk: Germany, Europe

  • !!!!! 1800 BC - Babylonian Astronomy Starts

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    Babylonian Astronomy

    1800 BC - 626 BC
  • !!!!! 700 BC - Hellenistic Greeks: BABYLONIAN INFLUENCE

    Lasted to around 200BC
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    Hellenistic Period

    700 - 200 BC
  • 700 BC - Indian Astronomy: HELLENISTIC INFLUENCE

    HEAVY HELLENISTIC GREEK INFLUENCE
  • 600 BC - Chinese Astronomy

  • 500 BC - Mesoamerica Astronomy (Maya/Aztec)

    Mayan Calendar Start
  • 400 AD - STAGNATION: MARK OF THE DARK AGES

    Dark Ages start. Lasts to the 1400's
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    DARK AGES

  • !!!!! 700 AD Medieval Islamic Astronomy (HELLENISTIC GREEK AND INDIAN INFLUENCE)

    ~(ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE 700-1400 AD)~
    Assimilation of Ancient Greek and Indian texts: translated into Arabic, and PRESERVED IN LIBRARIES! ESPECIALLY important for the Renaissance (and hence Scientific Revolution), after emerging from the dark ages! (Rediscovering of ancient texts) FIRST MUSLIM ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES IN 900 AD
  • 1400 AD - PROGRESS: RENAISSANCE (DARK AGES DONE)

    Dark ages are done after a millenium!
  • !!!!!!! 1500 AD MODERN DAY ASTRONOMY STARTS

    ROOTS OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION BEGINNING
    Copernicus (geocentricism, 1500 ) --> backed by: Galileo (Father of Modern Science/telescopes and Venusian phases, 1600) and Kepler (calculations from Brahe's data, 1600) -------> Isaac Newton (1700), General Laws of Relativity (Principia)
  • 1550 - 1700 AD - SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION!

    Isaac Newton from here Influences people such as Einstein well into the 20th century.
  • 1900's - Insane amount of Astronomical Discoveries

    Einstein, Hawking, technology (space telescopes), Space Race, Apollo 11, Hubble Telescope, Challenger Space Shuttle Accident ETC
  • 2011 - TODAY