Chinese

Ancient Astronomers

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Questions

Please answer the following questions in COMPLETE sentences. Include the question for clarification.
  1. What were some of the purposes of Chinese astronomy?
  2. What were some of the differences between Indo-European astronomy and Chinese astronomy?
  3. How did the Chinese plot their constellations? How did this differ from the Western cultures?
  4. What are some of the earliest recordings of Chinese astronomy? What sorts of things did theses writings include?
  5. Who were some of the Chinese astronomers? What were their contributions?
  6. Describe how the Chinese developed their calendar.
  7. What kinds of phenomena did the Chinese astronomers record?
  8. What tools did they develop to help them?
  9. What other interesting information did you learn? What questions do you still have?