Classical Astronomy

From Abraham to Ancient Greeks and Romans, to American pioneers and the 19th Century, Classical Astronomy was known by all - nobility and common-folk alike. Understood by Augustine, Dante, Shakespeare and others, it is known as a concrete science and was part of the Seven Liberal Arts of classical education, including being taught at Harvard  University’s start. We will gain a foundation of the sun, moon, planets and stars (fixed and wandering), progression of day and night and direction, months, calendars and constellations through the naked eye. There will be field activities, discussion and field trips, to make the stars and sky a part of life. “And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let there be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years.’” –Genesis 1:14. This counts as a Lab Science.   Curriculum required: info given at the time of registration.  Small spiral notebook or 3-ring binder with paper.