Curiosities of the Sky
by Garrett Putman Serviss (9781419114786)

Curiosities of the Sky
 
Garrett Putman Serviss
Release Date: 01 June 2004
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
Category: Astronomy
ISBN: 9781419114786
ISBN-10: 1419114786



From a historical and picturesque point of view, one of the most striking results of the motions of the stars described in the last chapter is their effect upon the forms of the constellations, which have been watched and admired by mankind from a period so early that the date of their invention is now unknown. The constellations are formed by chance combinations of conspicuous stars, like figures in a kaleidoscope, and if our lives were commensurate with the fons of cosmic existence we should perceive that the kaleidoscope of the heavens was ceaselessly turning and throwing the stars into new symmetries.

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