Make your own Sky Disk
The stars above us have enchanted humans for centuries, and we can find evidence of this in many ancient cultures and civilizations.
Prehistoric man observed the rising and setting of the sun, the changing phases of the moon, and annual events such as solstices. The Neolithic site of Stonehenge was built to align with the rising and setting of the sun in midsummer and midwinter. Ancient Egyptians built pyramids to align to the north as they believed Pharaohs would become stars in the north sky after death. It is thought that the three largest pyramids in Giza all point to the stars of Orion’s Belt.
Most famously of course, is the link between astronomy and Greek and Roman mythology. Many constellations are named after heroes of classical myths such as Hercules and Perseus, who were granted immortality and a place amongst the stars. There are archaeologists and historians who have dedicated their careers to study how past humans have interpreted the sky, this is called Archaeoastronomy.