Astronomy Fundamentals

History of Astronomy

What is the art of astrology?

Astrology is the ancient precursor of the science of astronomy. Ancient people understood that the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars were important parts of the universe, but they could only guess what significance they had or what effects they might cause on human life. Their guesses became a practice in fortune-telling. Astrology was an important part of ancient cultures around the world, but it is not science.


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