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Signs & Seasons

Understanding the Elements of Classical Astronomy

Written by Jay Ryan
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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 11" x 1"
  • Length: 262 pages
  • Technicality: Layman
  • Ages: Teens – Adults
  • Publisher: Fourth Day Press
  • Published: 2007
  • SKU: 10-2-432
  • ISBN: 9780979221101
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Finally! An astronomy resource for studying the starry sky! Follow the cycles of the Sun, Moon, and stars, discover how to find the planets in the night sky, learn the astronomical basis for the our calendar, including the Hebrew calendar, as described in the Bible.


Astronomy is the most ancient science. Throughout all history, people have told time and found direction from the Sun, Moon and stars. This is the purpose for which the LORD created the celestial bodies - for signs and seasons, and days and years (Genesis 1:14).

Signs & Seasons is an evolution-free homeschool astronomy curriculum that teaches the traditional, historical basis for timekeeping and navigation, as understood throughout history, and also as taught in the Bible.

Learn astronomy through the quoted words of Scripture and many authors - ancient, medieval, and modern, Christian and secular alike - from Aristotle and Cicero, Augustine and Basil the Great, Martin Luther and John Calvin, to Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci.

Importantly, Signs & Seasons sets the record straight about supposed “pagan influences” in astronomy, and offers challenging explanations that distinguish the legitimate science of astronomy from the ancient superstition of astrology.

Signs & Seasons also includes 40 pages of Field Activities. These activities accompany each chapter to enable the student of the sky to make systematic observations of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets. These field activities will assist in creating a field journal that enable a high school student to establish work hours toward high school credit. These activities can also be used by younger students under parental supervision.

This course covers historical, pre-telescopic astronomy! A Telescope is not required! Recommended ages - 13 and up but usable by all ages.


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