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Star Project

Casey D

on 7 October 2012

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Transcript of Ὀφιοῦχος

Ophiucus - the Serpent Bearer oφιοχος The Medicine Man Asclepius Insider's Look der Schlangenträger Conclusions ουροβόρος Who saw it first? Discovery Consider the Source bibliography/ suggested reading 8 October 2012
Casey Carr http://promusement.com/events/sag5_intel.html humanism.med.ufl.edu/ -son of Apollo or Hermes -god of medicine, learned from serpents and Chiron -Gaia sends Scorpius to kill Orion, Scorpius stings Orion, and Asclepius saves his life -Zeus fears the immortality of man, and strikes Asclepius with lightning -Barnard's Star - Ophiucus Superbubble -Kepler's Supernova 1604 Dürer Kepler http://ophiuchus.tribe.net - fourth closest to Sun -red dwarf, not visible to naked eye -one of the oldest, moves considerably De Stella nova in pede Serpentarii -observed by the naked eye 17 October 1604 Babylon Ptolemy Freedman, Roger A. Universe - Stars and Galaxies
New York, W.H. Freeman and Company: 2002. Print Krupp, E.C. In Search of Ancient Astronomies
New York, Doubleday & Company: 1978. Print. West, John A. Serpent in the Sky
New York, Harper & Row: 1979. Print. http://www.iau.org/public/constellations/ http://www.theoi.com/ - Am I an Ophiucus? - How do I find Ophiucus? - Is my child an Ophiucus and what can I do as a parent if so? White, Gavin. Babylonian Star-lore
Solaria Pubs, 2008. Web Azophi Both Albrecht Dürer (1515) and Johannes Kepler (1604) record Ophiucus as a constellation according to Uranometry by 10-century Arab astronomer abd al-Rahman al-Sufi a.k.a Similar figures were recorded by the Egyptians and Babylonians, perhaps inspiring the Greek Ptolemy recorded Ophiucus as the Serpent-Bearer in the Almagest Atlas Coelestis, John Flamsteed 1729
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