Difficulties in discovering the origin of the constellation images and stories:

This subject, more than any other, is the one that has relentlessly inspired and plagued my life for the past several years. I’ve read and learned so much over that time, and spent so much time under the canopy of night and into the early morning dawn to try and learn something of what the… Continue reading Difficulties in discovering the origin of the constellation images and stories:

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On the frustratingly vast spectrum of my Magnum Opus, and the awful way that I’ve been dealing my research so far.

**Self Reflection warning** I realized today that the function of this blog, more than anything else, is as a sounding board for my studies. I have three dozen posts currently back-logged, dealing with the stars, with myths, follow-throughs on previous posts I’d begun, or posted but that need follow-up. And what happens to me, is… Continue reading On the frustratingly vast spectrum of my Magnum Opus, and the awful way that I’ve been dealing my research so far.

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

Okay, this is surely the next book I need to purchase: In attempting to find and ferret out the evolution of astronomical thought, what could be a better find than a work that offers over 1300 pages of biographies on histories most memorable astronomers? The first question that I had about this was whether or… Continue reading The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers