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Podcast: Stuart Clark on the history of astronomy

Dr Stuart Clark discusses his new book Beneath The Night and the history of ancient astronomy.

Published: October 2, 2020 at 1:10 pm
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Have you ever wondered what early humans thought as they looked up at the night sky? How did our ancestors interpret the motion of the stars, constellations and planets? How did it develop into the science of astronomy as we know it today?

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This episode Dr Stuart Clark discusses his new book Beneath The Night, and how stargazing has shaped the development of our species.

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For more episodes, browse our back catalogue of the Radio Astronomy podcast.

Authors

Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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