Signs & Seasons - Astronomy
Astronomy is the most ancient of the sciences. Throughout all history, people have told time and found direction from the sun, moon and stars. Lavishly illustrated and extensively quoting ancient sources, this book teaches the traditional, Biblical basis for time keeping and navigation. Topics include: Phases of the Moon, Passage of the Seasons, Finding the Traditional Constellations, Identifying the Visible Planets, How Our Calendar is Based on the Sun and Moon, and How the Times of Passover and Easter are derived from their cycles. The book offers challenging Biblical explanations that distinguish the legitimate science of astronomy from the ancient superstition of astrology. Also includes 40 pages of field activities for documenting study hours. Would make a great follow-up course to Apologia's Exploring Creation with Astronomy or a great independent study of the Heavens. Hardback, 262 pages, 8¬æ"x11¬º", ages 12 and up.