7. Babylonian Astronomy - a Demo

41. Sim Astronomy

Modeling the sky seen by ancient sky-watchers can be a thrilling computer exercise. TheSky astronomy software enables a user to replicate the observations inscribed on cuneiform tablets. Working with the software is akin to witnessing Babylonian astronomy in action.

The computer procedures are not simple. They require familiarity with naked eye astronomy and some understanding of Babylonian methods. The Demo shows how to set up and use the software. It suffices to get a user started with this software or with other full-fledged astronomy programs.