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ISSUE 5 - January 2009

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Astrology and Astronomy:From Conjunction to Opposition (pages 11-14)
Daniel Kunth

As science communicators dealing with astronomy we often find a strong interest amongst the public in astrology — how the stars and planets directly affect our individual lives. Nowadays astrology is at odds with the scientific nature of astronomy, but this has not always been the case. Presented here is a background to astrology, to give a deeper understanding of where it has come from and why it has such an enduring place in all forms of global media.