Talk:Timeline of astronomy

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Just pointing out the obvious here, but if you are updated on recent events within astronomy, this article needs work. It's as if it is 12 years old! -78.70.126.69 (talk)— Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.16.39 (talkcontribs) 2010-07-02T00:12:56?

Yes there is ALOT missing, and some questionable datings . . . Jolanil (talk) 17:45, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

StonehengeEdit

Where is Stonehenge? There was a mention of it but I removed it because it was misplaced at the beginning of the article with a template box in the middle of the text. Someone obviously messed up. A. Z. Colvin • Talk 01:22, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes there is ALOT missing, and some questionable datings . . . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jolanil (talkcontribs) 17:29, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Extrasolar planetsEdit

No time to add it now, but surely the discovery of the first extrasolar planet of a star, around 51 Peg, in 1995 should go in. 86.129.238.84 (talk) 20:47, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

RhetoricEdit

Clanging rhetoric is appearing at top of the article. Galileo never "invented" the telescope. Lippershey never said that he "wanted" to do anything. Pagan polytheists in ancient Babylon and Egypt made contributions to astronomy. I am suprised that this spam has been here for so long. Wikipedia should be neutral, not spam for any one denomination. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.20.240.142 (talk) 06:33, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

The "Article Introduction" was put in by 76.110.59.206, in America. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 5.20.240.142 (talk) 06:44, 5 May 2018 (UTC)

Galileo refined the telescope to the extent where it could be used for the 1st time in astronomical observation. I don't know who Lippershey was. The ancient Babylonian and Egyptian astronomers/astrologers were Pagan polytheists. 2601:580:106:BAFB:1F4:2D73:EFDB:83EC (talk) 15:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

6 BC April 17 - Jesus was born & Magi's observationsEdit

I added... 6 BC - The Magi - probably Persian astronomers/astrologers (Astrology) - observed a planetary conjunction on Saturday (Sabbath) April 17, 6 BC that signified the birth of a great Hebrew king: Jesus.<ref^Molnar, Michael, The Star of Bethlehem - The Legacy of the Magi (Rutgers Univ. Pres, 1999)</ref^

DatesEdit

Hey, can we change the BCs and ADs to more neutral names like BCE and CE please? Just because I think Wikipedia should be gender, race and religion neutral. Thanks. P.S. I just need a bunch of people to support my idea.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Swaggerding (talkcontribs) 21:32, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose per MOS:BCE "Do not change the established era style in an article unless there are reasons specific to its content. ... A personal or categorical preference for one era style over the other is not justification for making a change.". Andrew D. (talk) 23:18, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

3114 BCEEdit

The first date is obviously wrong, as the article about Maya astronomy states that “the mythical creation date in the Maya calendar is August 11, 3114 BC”—they can’t have discovered something right after the world was created! CielProfond (talk) 22:50, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

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