ZONE 6. Astronomy: the study of the Heavens
Understanding astronomy in the East and the West, and changes in concepts of the universe through the course of historyFrom the traces of astronomical equipment found in ancient ruins to the invention of the telescope, learn about the growth of modern astronomy and observation technologies. Follow the stories of mankind’s amazing achievements, and how keen we are to enter the realm of space exploration.
Astronomy in South Korea
Come and see a replica of CheomSeongDae, Korea’s ancient astronomical observatory, and peruse the ancient astronomical chart called CheonSangYeolChaBunYaJiDo. Discover how Korean astronomers of olden times located the stars and drew astronomical charts.
Astronomy in Northeast Asia
Learn more about the study of astronomy in the neighboring countries of China and Japan, and compare them to history of astronomy in Korea.
The Universe as Seen by the Ancient World
Discover astronomy-related artifacts from around the world, and learn more about how the people of ancient times saw the heavens.
Astronomy Pioneers: Shifting the Center of the Universe
Meet the famous astronomers who rewrote the world’s view of astronomy.
Collaboration between East & West: Modern Astrophysics
Astrophysics has continually evolved and advanced over time. Find out what it is and learn more about the growth of astrophysics in South Korea and its contribution to the world.
My Sign in the Heavens
Find out about the Three Enclosures and the Twenty-eight Mansions of the East and the twelve zodiac signs of the West. Enter your gender and the month and day of your birth to find your zodiac sign.