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Leonardo da Vinci and other intelligent people sketched the skies

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#1 ziggeman

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Posted 03 December 2020 - 11:19 AM

While the cloud cover here is thick at the moment, I found these interesting links trying to make out what people 'yesterday' saw and looked at when it was clear skies. 

 

https://www.knowth.com/lunar-maps.htm ( seems they decoded Irish, megalithic observing reports ;-) )

 

http://adsabs.harvar...JHA....18...55R Leonardo da Vinci did his own sketches and measuring of the moon.

 

https://issuu.com/li...ic_sky-map_3390 Go back in time 17000 years and see what neanderthals looked at.

 

 

Save your drawings! ;)MegalithicDrawingsInACave.jpg


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 06:45 PM

An interesting consequence of Leonardo da Vinci's lunar sketches is that they motivated

him to jot the following to-do list item in his notebook: "Fa ochiali da vedere la luna grande."

Translated: "Construct glasses to see the Moon magnified."

 

This is remarkable because it shows Leonardo was cognizant of the possibility of the

telescope nearly a century prior to its invention!


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Posted 03 December 2020 - 07:51 PM

Thanks for the links.  The Lascaux cave drawing is really interesting.  At first I thought it depicted Auriga and Taurus. Then I saw that what I thought was Auriga is actually Gemini.  The relative position of Castor and Pollux seems off a bit compared to today so I wonder if there's been that much motion in 17000 years. 


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Posted 04 December 2020 - 04:04 AM

An interesting consequence of Leonardo da Vinci's lunar sketches is that they motivated

him to jot the following to-do list item in his notebook: "Fa ochiali da vedere la luna grande."

Translated: "Construct glasses to see the Moon magnified."

 

This is remarkable because it shows Leonardo was cognizant of the possibility of the

telescope nearly a century prior to its invention!

Maybe he did. The comment really suggest that!


Edited by ziggeman, 04 December 2020 - 04:04 AM.



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