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Ancient Egyptian Astronomers
December 2, 2016

Ancient Egyptian Astronomers

One of the earliest advanced civilizations, Ancient Egypt, had a rich religious tradition which permeated every aspect of society. As in most early cultures, the patterns and behaviors of the sky led to the creation of a number of myths to explain the astronomical phenomena. For the Egyptians, the practice of astronomy went beyond legend: huge temples and pyramids…

Local Observatories
August 7, 2016

Local Observatories

We examine the potential of ICT-enabled citizen observatories to increase eParticipation. We focus in local management processes related to flood risk management. The two case studies highlight divergent roles that authorities conceive for citizens. Citizen observatories do not automatically imply higher levels of participation. Outcomes depend on the role that…

Astronomy Qualifications
April 15, 2016

Astronomy Qualifications

Astronomers study the stars. Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images Astronomers study the universe to find out where we came from and where we may be going. An astronomer may study stars, planets and other matter in space; he may study light and its functions; or he may study atoms and their composition. Astronomers spend time doing research, writing reports, hypothesizing…

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