Thousands of years ago, people started measuring the stars and Sun. We know this because of monuments like Stonehenge and the pyramids, which were built in line with the Sun or stars. The position of the stars have been shown on many types of maps, from accurate scientific instruments to artistic drawings of the constellations. This selection is from the National Museums Scotland collection, many of which can be seen in the Earth in Space gallery at the National Museum of Scotland.
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