Naked-eye Astronomy for Cultural Astronomers

  • J. C. Holbrook
  • Audra Baleisis
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP)


Cultural astronomy is an interdisciplinary field that attracts students from a variety of backgrounds. Many students have a background in astronomy, but even in astronomy departments students are not taught some of the most basic elements of the night sky needed for cultural astronomy research. For example, few students are taught constellation identification which is part of the foundation of cultural astronomy research. This paper seeks to introduce students to the information and skills needed to do cultural astronomy research effectively.


Celestial Body Solar Eclipse Angular Size Bright Star Meteor Shower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Holbrook
    • 1
  • Audra Baleisis
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of Applied Research in AnthropologyUniversity of ArizonaArizona

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