Sky Disc of Nebra, the oldest known realistic rep. of the cosmos. bronze disc inlaid w/a gold-leaf sun/moon/stars. Experts believe the disc was a calculator to help Middle Bronze Age people predict the best times for sowing & harvesting in spring & fall
Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.
History of astronomy - Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) crafted his own telescope and discovered that our Moon had craters, that Jupiter had moons, that the Sun had spots, and that Venus had phases like our Moon.